An officer from the Metropolitan Police has been dismissed following a misconduct hearing.
Constable Jamil Choudry, a serving officer based at Wembley Police Station, was formally dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a special case misconduct hearing.
Met Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley chaired proceedings.
The officer faced charges of breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of ‘honesty and integrity’ and ‘discreditable conduct’ after he was found guilty of three charges of fraud.
The hearing heard how PC Choudry had convinced his victims to invest large sums of money into non-existent schemes by promising them a favourable return on their investment.
PC Choudry was convicted of three counts of fraud by false representation at Southwark Crown Court on 23 March 2017.
On 20 April, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
AC Rowley found the allegations were proven and that PC Choudry’s actions amounted to gross misconduct with the appropriate sanction being dismissal.
Assistant Commissioner Rowley said: “The officer is in prison for fraud and the matter was proven without contest.
“PC Choudry has no exceptional mitigation and, given he is in prison for three years for dishonesty, dismissal is the only course of action available to uphold the reputation and integrity of the police service.”