Sheik Muhammad Khalimullah Maudarbocus of London has been erased from the Register of Architects after being convicted in 2016 of possessing criminal property and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.Sheik Muhammad Khalimullah Maudarbocus of London has been erased from the Register of Architects after being convicted in 2016 of possessing criminal property and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

Mr Maudarbocus had been arrested after being found with over £200,000 in cash in a holdall, a further £30,000 in cash at home and machines for checking and counting banknotes. His explanation as to the source of the money varied over time.

Mr Maudarbocus attended the hearing and was legally represented. 

The PCC noted the judge’s sentencing remarks that this was not an isolated episode but a course of conduct. It considered that to participate in organised crime in a significant way, and offer a defence which displayed a lack of integrity and dishonesty, was fundamentally incompatible with remaining a member of the profession.

In these circumstances the PCC concluded the appropriate sanction was that of erasure from the Register of Architects, and that Mr Maudarbocus should be prevented from reapplying for registration for seven years.