Jail for lawyer who smuggled drugs into Pentonville Prison

A lawyer who smuggled illicit goods into Pentonville Prison in oversized shoes has been jailed for six years.

Ritesh Brahmbhatt, 31, took mobile phones, high-strength cannabis and the stimulant mephedrone into the prison in Holloway in a pair of size 12 slip-ons.

He was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on March 12. Last July he admitted two counts of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison, and a further charge relating to a prison in Winchester.

Brahmbhatt, of Ilford, was dismissed by law firm Mordi and Co in Holloway Road, Holloway.

Prosecutor Mark James-Dawson said Brahmbhatt was motivated by money.

You may also want to watch:

Four of his associates who took part in the conspiracies were jailed for between three and five years each.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter