The judge added that he took into account that Edward Law had been “persuaded” to take part by his brother.
All of the money has now been repaid, the court heard.
Jeffrey Lamb, defending Cesna in the court, said that Cesna had received just £34,000 from the scam, adding: “He was very much a small cog, albeit a crucial one”.
Edward Law, of Dover, Kent, admitted conspiracy to commit fraud and a further two counts of fraud. William Law, of South Croydon, admitted the same charges and a further count of conspiracy to commit fraud.
Cesna, of Horley, Surrey, denied conspiracy to commit fraud and a further count of fraud but was convicted after a trial.