The Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the conviction of Ghazala Shabbir to the Court of Appeal.
In May 2011 at Harrow Crown Court, Miss Shabbir pleaded not guilty but was convicted, along with a co-defendant, of conspiracy to commit fraud. She was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
Miss Shabbir appealed against her conviction in June 2012 but her appeal was refused. Later that year she applied to the Criminal Cases Review Commission for a review of her case.