Nigel Lambert QC and Martin Taylor, for Cunninghams, defend former Wales International player Mark Aizlewood.

Mark Aizlewood is accused of inventing “ghost learners” in alleged fraud to steal £5 million of public money intending to fund the training of apprentices.

The former Wales International player Mark Aizlewood and others are accused of inventing “ghost learners” in alleged fraud conspiracy  to steal £5 million of public money intending to fund the training of apprentices between 2009 and 2011.
It is alleged that false accounts were submitted to encourage college to do business with their firm. The Defendants claimed money provided by the UK Government for every apprentice enrolled.  But some of the individuals, it is alleged, did not exist and were “ghost learners” or did not know that their names were being used or received only a few hours’ training per week.
Of those learners who did exist – the majority were not employed.

You can read more about this case in the following article:-

BBC News - Ex-Wales player Mark Aizlewood denies football fraud

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Date: 11/09/2017