Accountant Kishor Doshi, who was imprisoned last year for “prejudicing an investigation” contrary to s342 PoCA 2002, has had his sentence reduced to 12 months by the Court of Appeal.
Judge Stephens QC said the court did not consider that a sentence as long as 18 months was necessary in the circumstances of this case [Doshi, R v  EWCA Crim 1975], and that in its judgment, a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment would meet the requirements of justice and due punishment for this offence.
Doshi was a director at Sunderland accountancy firm Otax and was found guilty in February 2011 of tipping off a client about a police investigation.
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