The wife of a disgraced York solicitor has escaped all punishment for helping him cheat his law firm out of £1.4 million.Oh? How?
Simon Morgan, 50, formerly of Upper Poppleton and later of Bilbrough, is currently serving seven years in prison after a jury convicted him of six charges of theft from Milners law firm in Leeds where he was a partner and his wife Ann Young-Morgan, 55, was account manager.Right, so she’s banged up in a mental hospital, then?
But though a jury has declared she played a full part in the fraud, Judge James Goss QC gave her an absolute discharge because she has mental health problems.
After the jury returned its verdict, the judge considered giving her a two-year court order with psychiatric treatment.Well, that’s a bit of a catch 22 isn’t it?
But defence barrister Edward Moss said her doctors had decided her condition was “untreatable” and she would not co-operate with them.
In January, the judge was told she was suffering from “deranged narcissistic preoccupation” – or being so self-absorbed she was mentally unstable.She could always consider becoming a model or actress. Most of them seem to suffer from that…
Mr Dry (prosecuting) said should Young-Morgan recover, then the prosecution would look again at the case.Sure they will.