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Shamed lawyer avoids jail after bogus property deal

A disgraced former solicitor has avoided an immediate jail sentence after he lost almost £100,000 of his clients' money on a bogus property deal.

Berkeley White (45), of Quay Road, Ballycastle, was handed an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Craigavon Crown Court yesterday.

The ex-solicitor was convicted in May of abusing trust and taking money belonging to his clients in December 2011.

White lost the money when he was conned into a fake method of saving bank charges when buying a guesthouse.

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