British accountant to begin US jail sentence

British accountant Nigel Potter, the former chief executive of gambling
company Wembley, will fly to the US today to begin a three-year jail sentence at
Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Potter was jailed, along with Daniel Bucci, former managing director of
Lincoln Park (Wembley’s US subsidiary), for his part in a conspiracy to pay a
£4m bribe to a federal official and for attempting to stop the construction of a
rival casino.

Potter, who has lodged an appeal against the conviction, was refused
permission to serve his sentence in an open prison.

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