Stanley Mead was a judge who specialised in fraud cases, once claiming that all conmen should be hung, drawn and quartered.

He was one of four marks- including Jeremy Garrett, Viscount Manley, and Wendy Stanton- who was conned by the gang using the same story for all four marks, each mark being told that their involvement with the gang would require them to contribute £100 000 to help the British ambassador to Thailand bribe a Thai judge for various reasons (Mead's story apparently involved him helping Emma's character ensure her idiotic younger brother's release from a Thai prison, although precisely what financial rewards he would receive for this action were unspecified).

Once the con was concluded, Mead was informed that the ambassador had been arrested for trying to bribe a Thai official.