Notorious West Suffolk fraudster David Aves has had the length of his latest prison sentence reduced.
The 55-year-old, of Freewood Street, Bradfield St George, was jailed last month for 27 months at Ipswich Crown Court.
He admitted three offences of fraud by false representation after selling non existent machinery to members of the farming community.
Last Thursday, Judge David Goodin told Aves, who appeared via video link, the length of his sentence had been reviewed to take into account offences which Aves had admitted and asked to be taken into account at a previous hearing.
As a result, his sentence was reduced to one of 18 months.
Aves, who has spent much of his adult life in prison, has amassed more than 150 convictions since 1976 - many for committing fraud against farmers.