The reality TV star, 31, appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, September 20, 2021, as he must stand trial following a not-guilty plea for conspiracy to defraud between May 7, 2013 and July 1, 2014.
Lewis is on trial alongside five other men for an alleged fraud which saw over 200 victims conned into spending their life savings and pensions on coloured diamonds.
Joseph Jordan, 29, from Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, George Walters, 29, from Beckenham, Kent, Max Potter, 25, of Enfield, Middlesex, Nathan Wilson, 28, of Brentwood, Essex, and Simon Akbari, 27, from Loughton, Essex, all stand trial alongside Lewis.
The court heard how more than 200 victims, many of whom were elderly, were allegedly conned into buying small, coloured stones as an investment after being “told lies’” during cold calls.
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Two companies operating under the names ‘Imperial Assets Solutions’ and ‘Henderson & Forbes’ are associated with the alleged fraud, and according to prosecutor David Durose QC, all six defendants were involved in both, apart from Lewis.
Durose told the court: “Each one of these…