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Bigamist lawyer is jailed

A SOLICITOR who married bigamously and stole from clients to maintain two former wives and a girlfriend, was jailed yesterday for three years.

Isleworth Crown Court in west London was told that Victor Harris, 40, of Wokingham, Berkshire, whose one-man practice was closed by the Law Society in 1990, had to meet mortgage payments of pounds 8,000 a month.

In two trials, Harris was found guilty by one jury of 10 charges involving nearly pounds 300,000 and by a second jury of bigamy in his second marriage in December 1982.

Harris, who denied the charges, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for fraud and six months for bigamy.