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Tesco PLC

Three former Tesco employees who held senior management roles in the Tesco UK business are charged over allegations of fraud. The alleged activity occurred between February and September 2014.

The case was accepted by the Director of the SFO for investigation in October 2014 and charges were brought by the SFO on 9 September 2016.

A full breakdown of defendants and their charges, 9 September 2016.  are shown below.

Following a court order on 30 July 2018, Carl Rogberg has been severed from this indictment currently due to be tried starting on 1 October 2018

Reporting restrictions

Reporting restrictions under section 4(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 continue in the civil proceedings brought by various claimants against Tesco plc to safeguard the integrity of the criminal trial of Mr Carl Rogberg, Mr Chris Bush and Mr John Scouler which is due to commence on 3 September 2018. Any interested person (including any representative of the press) may apply to the High Court, Chancery Division, for a different order.

Tesco reporting restrictions made on 27 June 2018 Last Updated: 12 July, 2018

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Defendants

  • Christopher Bush
    One count of Fraud by Abuse of Position, contrary to section 1 and 4 of the Fraud Act 2006.
    One count of False Accounting contrary to s17 Theft Act 1968.
  • John Scouler
    One count of Fraud by Abuse of Position, contrary to section 1 and 4 of the Fraud Act 2006.
    One count of False Accounting contrary to s17 Theft Act 1968.

Page published on 4 Nov 2014 | Page modified on 20 Aug 2018