Dame Asha Khemka gets a copy of our article about her fraudster son personally delivered to her door
On 29th November 2012, I wrote to Mrs Shankar Khemka (as she then was). I informed her that her son, Sheel, had fraudulently registered me as a director of a number of companies without my permission and that as a result I had been questioned by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a potential witness against him. Mrs (now Dame) Khemka did not bother to respond to my perfectly polite missive and subsequently blanked me when I encountered her near her Chelsea home a month or so later in spite of having met me on a number of occasions prior.
On Wednesday last, Sheel Khemka was sentenced to five years in jail after a four week retrial at Croydon Crown Court. Many whose name he used in a complex VAT con, myself not ultimately included, were required to give evidence against this Old Harrovian and Oxford educated spiv and in his summing up, Judge Nicholas John Ainley remarked: “The scheme was dishonest from the start… You set up companies using the hijacked identities of friends. This was a sophisticated and well-planned fraud”.
Yesterday, I decided to send another note to Sheel Khemka’s mother. It simply read: “FAO Dame Asha Khemka: Justice has been done. Your son owes many people apologies. Matthew Steeples” and was attached to The Steeple Times’ feature ‘Sheel Khemka – Fraudster’ (published Thursday). The note and article were delivered directly to Dame Asha’s door and now she cannot claim to have avoided being sent correspondence by me for a second time.
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