Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:38 am
marinersteve wrote:too many people eager to accept without question the claim by a convicted fraudster that the money was given to the club/ that includes people on here and the judge, who should have asked for incontrovertible proof of the 'facts' used in mitigation which could be totally false.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:12 am
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:58 pm
Mr T-side wrote:Surely he provided evidence of this in court? Or anyone accused of financial crime would use it as a defence.
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:55 pm
AllyGB wrote:Mr T-side wrote:Surely he provided evidence of this in court? Or anyone accused of financial crime would use it as a defence.
No, as he pleaded guilty, there was no trial, and no evidence except that of fact. His legal team would have offered the "facts" that he didn't gain personally from the offence to mitigate the sentence, not the finding of guilt.