How RollOnFriday broke the story last year.
A student barrister published a photo of himself quaffing Moet in a Versace gown, weeks before he was accused of defrauding a charity to help fund his decadent lifestyle.
The aspiring lawyer was a committee member for Bridging the Bar, a charity which enables students from non-traditional backgrounds to gain experience with barristers.
However, 'Qucci' allegedly decided he was most in need of the charity's help and took almost £30,000 from its coffers. He was booted by the charity last summer after it found that he had transferred "significant funds" from Bridging the Bar's bank account to his own "without proper authorisation".
Instead of investing in legal textbooks and a wig, Qucci allegedly splashed the charity's cash on luxury items including magnums of champagne, Gucci shirts and even a sauna. A leaked photo obtained by RollOnFriday shows he did at least buy a robe, albeit a Versace one. The student originally published the photo on his Instagram account, captioning the shot, "elite".
Huh. ROF guessed the right robe.
The police were notified of the matter last year, but have not provided an update on their investigation to Bridging the Bar, RollOnFriday understands. Perhaps their efforts have been complicated by the fact that, according to one of his profiles, Qucci serves as an advisor to the Met. He did not respond to requests for comment.
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