The founding father of an academy and two workers members have been jailed for defrauding the federal government out of £150,000.
Sajid Raza, 43, who arrange Kings Science Academy in Bradford, Shabana Hussain, 40, and Daud Khan, 44, made funds from Division for Training grants into their very own financial institution accounts.
The three have been convicted of fraud in August at Leeds Crown Courtroom following a six-week trial.
Raza was jailed for 5 years, Hussain for six months and Khan 14 months.
Throughout the trial, the courtroom heard Raza used cash from authorities grants to offset his personal monetary difficulties and make mortgage repayments on rental properties he owned.
He was discovered responsible of 4 counts of fraud, three counts of false accounting and two counts of acquiring cash by deception.
Hussain, a former trainer on the faculty and Raza’s sister, was convicted of 1 rely of fraud and one rely of acquiring property by deception.
Khan, the ex-financial director on the faculty, was discovered responsible of two counts of fraud and three counts of false accounting.
The academy was one of many first free faculties to open, in September 2011, and was praised by then Prime Minister David Cameron when he visited in 2012.
It has since grow to be a part of the Dixons academy group.