Six people to appear in court in connection with missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town FC
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Six people are due to appear in court tomorrow (Friday, August 20) in connection with the police investigation into a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town FC.
The court appearances of the five men and one woman are the first relating to the near six-year-long criminal investigation by Northamptonshire Police into the disappearance of cash loaned by Northampton Borough Council to Northampton Town FC to pay for the re-development of their East Stand.
They are charged in respect of offences, dating back to 2014, under Section 54(7) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.
The defendants are: Nutan Bhimjiyani, aged 60, and Sharad Bhimjiyani, aged 65, both of Headstone Lane, Harrow; Nirav Vinodray Sheth, aged 47, of Uppingham Avenue, Stanmore; Gary Platt, aged 65, of West Drive, Harrow; Alan Mayfield, aged 64, of Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross; Leonard Western, aged 71, of Holmside Rise, South Oxley, Watford.
It alleges they “without reasonable cause, being the principal donor of a donation of more than £500 to a registered party, namely Northampton South Conservative Association, failed to ensure that, at the time when the donation was received by the party, the party was given all such details in respect of the person treated as making the recordable donation as were required by virtue of paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule 6 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000”.
They are due to appear before Northampton Magistrates' Court.