Arrest Warrant Issued For Former Co-op Bank Boss Who Didn't Show Up To Court – WorldNewsEra

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Co-op Bank boss after he failed to appear in court accused of fraud. Paul Flowers was due to enter a plea at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday after it was alleged he illegally tried to gain £68,000 by abusing his position. But the 73-year-old did not show up to the hearing and the judge has issued a warrant for his arrest. Prosecutor Brian Treadwell said the solicitor previously instructed by Flowers had now lost contact with him. Judge Timothy Smith said: ‘I issue a bench warrant not backed for bail in light of his non-appearance and being no contact with his solicitor.’ Last month, Flowers made his first appearance at Manchester Magistrates’ Court. Two earlier hearings were aborted when his lawyers said he had recently suffered a stroke and could not attend. The full charge against Flowers, from the magistrates’ court record, read: ‘Between 28/6/16 and 28/10/17 at Salford committed fraud in that while occupying a position, namely Enduring Power of Attorney, in which you were expected to safeguard, or not act against the financial interests of Margaret Mary Jarvis, you dishonestly abused that position intending thereby to make a gain, namely staircase, carpets and 11 cheques paid to the defendant, for yourself, contrary to Sections 1 and 4 of the Fraud Act 2006.’ Last week, a cryptocurrency founder was found guilty of a whopping £8.2billion fraud. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]. For more stories like this, check our news page. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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