According to reports today, the sentence followed investigations into the transfer of £1.3m from collapsed German shoe company Andre Deutschland to other accounts, including a company in Sheffield.
Harrison’s wife, Joy, has remained in Sheffield and has been working in a pub to make ends meet.
She was reported in today’s Times as saying: ‘His charge does not really equate to English law. He was charged with 33 untruths. Now, these untruths can be almost anything. Technically, it’s a sort of fraud.’
The charges against Harrison are unrelated to the collapse of the Facia retail empire in 1996.
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