Conman ‘swindled £1m from friend’ in country house con

A fraudster used his friendship with a business partner to con him out of £1 million, a court heard. Adil Ditta, 44, appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court today (weds) to plead not guilty to a string of frauds stemming from bogus investments in a luxury country townhouse. Regan Peggs, prosecuting, alleged Ditta’s friend Muhammed Asif lost £1 million to Ditta between 2013 and 2015 through fake investments and stolen profits. Mr Peggs said: ‘Mr Ditta was a friend and business…

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