A disgraced former architect created bogus doctors’ letters to avoid attending trial over forged planning documents
Robert Lindsay produced two e-mails exempting him from court on medical grounds. Both documents however were revealed to be forgeries, Carlisle Crown Court heard.
Lindsay admitted four charges of forgery and one count of making a false representation. He asked the judge to ‘take into consideration’ two attempts to pervert the course of justice, according to the News & Star.
Judge Paul Batty QC said to Lindsay: ‘This is a very serious matter. You are a professional forger and you will be sentenced to a period of custody.’
‘The length of time of that custody I have yet to determine, but I will take into account your attempt to deceive this court earlier this week. The pre-sentence report will simply address the length of the sentence.’
Richard Lindsay lost his professional accreditation in 1998.