Coldplay fraudster avoids jail

FRAUDSTER: James Shevlin

FRAUDSTER: James Shevlin

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A conman has been spared jail after scamming music fans for tickets that never existed.

James Shevlin, 51, has a “disgusting” record for fraud, dating back to the 1970s and has served a prison sentence after cheating a pub landlord out of his identity and livelihood.

But a judge at Preston Crown Court today ruled the public would be best served by handing Shevlin a suspended sentence to allow him to rebuild his life after falling into financial difficulties and .

 

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