Former Wrexham FC director jailed for fraud

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The world of professional football continues to feature prominently in courtrooms around the world. Nick Huber reports on two recent cases.

A chartered accountant who used to be a director at Wrexham FC has been jailed for 16 months for a £60,000 fraud.

Appearing at Kingston Crown Court last month, Paul Retout pleaded guilty to committing fraud by abuse of position.

The charges arose from false invoices worth £59,806 he submitted in 2007 and 2008 to London-based Quadrangle Group, where he was a partner, the BBC and other media reported.

The invoices should have been authorised by another partner, but the signatories had assumed that they were properly authorised, Wa...

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