Tuesday, 28 November 2017

No evidence Tesco's former finance chief bullied staff into falsifying company's accounts



There is no evidence that Tesco's former finance chief bullied staff into falsifying the company's accounts, a court has heard.

 
Carl Rogberg's lawyer Nicholas Purnell said prosecution allegations were wide of the mark.


Three former executives were investigated over their alleged role in a £246m Tesco accounting scandal.


They are accused of fraud by abuse of position and false accounting between February and September 2014.


Mr Purnell said: "What witness from the case of the prosecution has described being directed by Mr Rogberg to behave in one way or another?"
"These propositions that the prosecution would set out to show a group of people set out to coerce and bully people into behaving in a particular way, are simply not reflected in the evidence that you have heard."




BBC    News.