Machete-wielding credit score supervisor banned by FCA


The Monetary Conduct Authority has banned Ashkan Zahedian from working in monetary companies following his conviction for critical violent offences which occurred whereas he was an authorized particular person.

Mr Zahedian was sentenced to a few years’ imprisonment at Lewes Crown Courtroom in Might 2020.

He pleaded responsible and was convicted of grievous bodily hurt and possession of an offensive weapon, having attacked a safety guard at a bar with a machete.

Based on a report in native newspaper The Brighton Argus on the time: “Ashkan Zahedian noticed purple when he turned embroiled in a brawl outdoors the Mixologist in Hove. The 29-year-old proprietor of the Shandiz Persian restaurant admitted going to his automotive and returning to the scene brandishing a machete.”

Mr Zahedian was the only real director of an authorised client credit score agency, Huge Vehicles Restricted, and was authorized by the FCA as a senior supervisor. Huge Vehicles was registered as a used automotive dealership in Hove in 2013.

The FCA has determined to take away Mr Zahedian’s approval to carry out the senior administration perform at Huge Vehicles Restricted and impose a prohibition order, stopping him from working in monetary companies sooner or later.

Mark Steward, government director of enforcement and market oversight stated: “These authorised to supply monetary companies are required to fulfill and keep excessive requirements of character, health and properness.

“These have been critical, violent prison offences reflecting on Mr Zahedian’s character and justifying the discovering that he’s not an individual to be working in monetary companies. The FCA will proceed to uphold excessive requirements of character and conduct for these working in monetary companies.”







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