Fresh jail sentence looms

A former insurance broker will have to wait almost six weeks to find out whether he will be jailed after being found guilty of seven counts of fraud.

The NSW Supreme Court this week found Timothy Charles Pratten guilty of seven counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception, in relation to failing to declare income of more than $5 between 2003 and 2009.

The ABC reports that sentencing submissions will not be held until October 27.

Pratten, who had pleaded not guilty to the charges, was originally jailed on the same charges in 2014 but had the sentence quashed three months later by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, after the court found the judge had failed to properly direct the jury.

He was originally sentenced to three and a half years in jail.

Pratten founded Rural & General Insurance.