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Luis Michael Training Ltd

On 4 May 2016, six individuals appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged in connection with a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the activity of Luis Michael Training Ltd, a company purporting to provide young people with football-based apprenticeship schemes.

The case was accepted in September 2011 following a referral by Gwent Police. The period being investigated spans 2009 – 2011.

The trial of R v Mark Aizlewood, Christopher Martin, Keith Williams, Paul Sugrue, Steven Gooding and Jack Harper began on 4 September 2017, at Southwark Crown Court.

Guilty pleas

Two of six defendants (Stephen Paul Gooding and Christopher Paul Martin) have pleaded guilty.

Stephen Gooding pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on 31 March 2017.

Christopher Martin pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on 5 September 2017.

The trial of four remaining defendants started this week and reporting restrictions were lifted on 5 September 2017.

Page published on 12 Nov 2014 | Page modified on 6 Sep 2017