PracticeConsultingSheffield finance director faces long stretch in German jail after fraud convictions

Sheffield finance director faces long stretch in German jail after fraud convictions

The former finance director of the collapsed Facia retailing empire, Christopher Harrison, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years in Germany for fraud-related offences.

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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