He stole a staggering £400,000 from an 86 year-old dementia sufferer who required 'round-the-clock care, the court was told.In another case, Taylor stole £2,780 from an 87 year-old who, when she died in August 2013, did not have enough money for funeral costs meaning the council had to step in to subsidise her burial.
He pleaded guilty to 13 charges of fraud at an earlier hearing.
Kate Blackwell QC, defending, said former Judo coach and treasurer of Cheadle Sports Club Taylor had seen his 'life come crashing down in an astonishing fashion' since being diagnosed with Parkinson's.
She said he had 'hurt those who love and continue to support him' with his offending including his wife and daughter who were present in court.
A respected family solicitor has been jailed for swindling a fortune from elderly clients and spending it on antiques, sex chat lines and prostitutes.
Andrew Taylor, 58, plundered more than £600,000 from the accounts of 13 pensioners whose affairs he was looking after, many of whom were in care homes or had dementia.
He then “frittered away” the cash on antique pens, pottery and cricket memorabilia as well as sex chat lines and escorts leaving one victim unable to pay her for funeral.Taylor, from Cheadle, was a pillar of the community before launching his bizarre thieving spree in 2011, a court heard.His offending began shortly after he diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010.The court was told drugs he had been prescribed caused ‘compulsive’ behaviour and that Taylor became obsessed with sex and shopping.Taylor, who had set up his firm Andrew J Taylor Solicitors in 1990, had power of attorney over all but one of his 13 elderly victims.And in a period of two years and two months, he repeatedly transferred cash from their account into his as well writing cheques to himself.