Raj Von Badlo (also known as Raj Shastri and Raj Paull)
On his website, Bentley driving Raj Shastri states: “My father told me that if you want to do something, find the best person in the field, then copy and learn from them”. He did just that when he and a 25-year old named Alex Hope persuaded investors to part with some £6 million but where he went wrong was that he failed to realise that fraud is wrong. A self declared “property investment expert” and part of the dodgy Inside Track “get-rich-quick” “property investment information company” in the early 2000s, Shastri pleaded guilty to making false representations to investors and promoting a collective investment scheme without authorisation in January 2015. Never has the adage “caveat emptor” been truer.