A father and son were jailed for laundering money from a bogus house sale that caused the victim to suffer a heart attack.

Father and son Adam and Richard George laundered money through their bank accounts from the £250,000 sale, which was carried out by a fraudster using fake ID.

The money was part of a fraud in which a house was sold for £250,000 without the knowledge or consent of the owner.

The innocent buyer lost £250,000, which led him to have a heart attack when he found out.

Fortunately, he survived.

The pair were jailed for more than three years collectively.

Adam George, 40, of Burleigh Road in St Albans, and his father Richard George, 72, of Hadley Grove in Barnet, were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on July 30 with a third man, Charles Jogi, 57, of Hill Close in Stanmore.

Adam George received £120,000 into a business account from his father. The money was then laundered through his own bank account and that of his father and Charles Jogi, his father’s friend.

Adam George was sentenced to 15 months in prison and Richard George was jailed for two years.

Charles Jogi was given a community order which included 200 hours of unpaid work.