Convicted fraudster Richard Hillgrove has filed his tax evasion case to the Court of Appeal ahead of sentencing next month.
Hillgrove lodged an appeal against his guilty verdict at Bristol Crown Court last week, but will likely have to wait a number of months before a single judge will grant or refuse leave to appeal.
Last month the Somerset-based celebrity PR was convicted on two counts of cheating the public Revenue. After a three-week trial the jury came to a unanimous verdict in just two hours that he had dishonestly failed to make returns for VAT and PAYE to HMRC for his limited company Hillgrove Public Relations Limited.
The grounds of appeal have not yet been made public; however Hillgrove has indicated...