A thieving aristocrat who treated his family charity like a 'magical piggy bank' walked free from court yesterday.
The Honourable Jonathan Davies, 65, plundered £1.6million from the fund set up by his philanthropist grandfather, spending the cash on personal luxuries and a failed business venture. The charity, which helped a host of causes including caring for Bosnian war orphans, has collapsed because of his dishonesty.
Father-of-six Davies, who was educated at Eton and Oxford, spent the money on his daughter's school fees, gifts to family members, credit card bills, golf and fine wine, and tax and utility bills. He also gave around £1million to inventor Joe Dawson, who was hoping to patent a new type of spark plug.
At Southwark Crown Court yesterday, Judge James Wadsworth sentenced the former investment banker to two years' jail but suspended the term for two years. Davies is bankrupt and will not have to pay back a penny.
SEEMS THERE IS ONE RULE FOR THE RICH AND ONE FOR THE REST OF US. Some silly wee lassie, pinches something out of a shop for her kids at Christmas and she gets JAILED and that FUCKER gets off with it. NOT RIGHT.