Disgraced Northern Ireland lawyer struck off
A disgraced lawyer who was jailed for 10 years for inciting loyalist paramilitaries to murder has been banned from practising law.
Manmohan ‘Johnny’ Sandhu was struck off the solicitors’ roll following a disciplinary tribunal.
Sandhu was arrested in January 2006 on the basis of taped conversations with loyalist paramilitary clients at the serious crime suite in Antrim police station.
He denied the charges and fought to prevent the evidence being used against him until, |on day three of what was expected to be a six-week trial, he |pleaded guilty.
The charges against Sandhu, who arrived in Northern Ireland with his parents from India |at the age of four, arose from |the attempted murder of a |taxi driver and the murders of two men during a power struggle between the UVF and the LVF in 2005.
As well as incitement to murder, he was accused of attempting to frustrate police investigations into the UVF murders of Jameson Lockhart and Andrew Cully, and using his role as a solicitor to keep members of a terrorist organisation informed of the progress of police investigations.