British fugitive Zahid Khan laughing at the law in Dubai handed more imprisonment in his absence
A fugitive fraudster who fled to Dubai before being convicted of attempting to capture a £ 148 million lottery winner has been given more imprisonment – because he continues to evade justice in the Middle East.
Zahid Khan, 33, was originally convicted of a £ 500,000 license plate scam targeted in 2018 at lottery winner Gillian Bayford and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
But he fled to the UAE before appearing in court and has since taunted the British authorities with photos of his lush lifestyle.
If he ever returns to Britain, Khan, originally from Moseley, Birmingham, is faced with another 14 months in jail for failing to comply with a confiscation order.
He has repeatedly ridiculed the authorities by posting images in which he could enjoy the Gulf.
Zahid Khan, 33, originally from Birmingham, is depicted in a Ferrari near his home in Dubai
Smiling in the face of the law: Khan is pictured with another Ferrari parked next to a private jet
The latter saw him play with his new Siberian white tiger and viewers ask: & # 39; Who loves my new pet? I always told you that I was different.
The Khan scam was originally convicted of the intended £ 148 million lottery winner Gillian Bayford (photo)
& # 39; Scars don't come easily, they come and stay for life, every scar has a story.
& # 39; We have been purchased in a jungle and can handle any habitat in which you leave us. & # 39;
In a new statement, West Midlands Police called him a & # 39; serial liar and scammer & # 39; and he vowed that at some point he would see the inside of a British prison cell.
It said it cooperated with Interpol and foreign law enforcement agencies to capture and bring Khan home.
An armed forces spokesman said: & # 39; Zahid Khan has been proven to be a serial liar and scammer, and when he returns to the UK, he is arrested and sent directly to jail.
& # 39; In October Khan was ordered to pay a confiscation order with immediate effect and as a result of not paying this order, his sentence was increased by 14 months.
& # 39; We continue to work with Interpol and foreign law enforcement agencies in an effort to bring Khan back to the UK to face justice. & # 39;
The father of three is smiling at the camera while driving a plane in Dubai
Khan, 33, is pictured posing with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Junior
Khan fled from Great Britain after being allowed to keep his passport during the proceedings.
Two brothers and a cousin were also imprisoned for their part in the license plate scam, which was aimed at £ 148 million lottery winner Mrs. Bayford.
He later posted photos of himself on his Facebook page, where he targeted abuse against legal officials after claiming he didn't get a fair trial.
Both he and his brother Aamir Khan both received an additional 30 months in prison for smuggling illegal immigrants into the UK.
Khan fled from Great Britain after being allowed to keep his passport during the proceedings
Hours after he fled the country, Khan posted a video on his Facebook page to his trial judge with the words: & # 39; Sorry, I had no choice. & # 39;
He was convicted of his absence of conspiracy to commit fraud, disrupt legal proceedings, plus the concealment and conversion of criminal property.
In the amazing 16-minute video, Khan claimed to have skipped the country because he had not had a fair trial.
He spoke directly to the camera and addressed his comments to Judge Philip Parker, QC, he said: “I am making this video to let you know that I am very sorry, I didn't want to do what I did, but I I felt that I had no other choice.
& # 39; If I had stayed in the UK, I would have had no justice and would be the only safest option I had to leave this country. & # 39;
Then in December last year, he posted a bizarre online video of his hiding place – claiming to have destroyed a £ 30,000 gold Rolex.
He later posted another video claiming that the watch was fake before he claimed he was not a millionaire.
In May 2017, it was revealed how the police had grabbed and crushed Khan & # 39; s £ 200,000 Ferrari.
In his last revolt he played with his new white Siberian tiger and asked viewers: & # 39; Who likes my new pet? I always told you that I was different. & # 39;
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