Court directs not guilty verdicts for Marrache accountants

Court directs not guilty verdicts for Marrache accountants

Two accountants accused of ‘cooking the books’ of the Marrache & Co law firm have been acquitted of all charges as the case against them collapsed yesterday.

Chief Justice Anthony Dudley directed that not guilty verdicts be entered against Kenneth Robinson and Ian Wood following a short hearing at the Supreme Court.

In doing so, he highlighted ‘fundamental failures’ by the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Crown prosecution.

Mr Wood had faced eight counts of false accounting, six of which he was jointly charged with Mr Robinson. They were accused of suppressing knowledge of the multi-million pound fraud for which brothers Benjamin, Isaac and Solomon Marrache were convicted and jailed last year.

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