£1m Fraud trial against Ex-JJB chief begins

Miranda Moore QC, instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, has started opening for the prosecution in the trial against the former chief executive of sports goods company JJB Sports.

Christopher Ronnie, who was JJB Sports chief executive between August 2007 and March 2009, is charged with three counts of fraud in relation to failing to disclose interests in contracts entered into by the JJB Sports. He is also charged with two money laundering offences and two counts of furnishing false information.

David Ball, an accountant and supplier to JJB, is charged with three offences of furnishing false information and two counts of perverting the course of justice. His business partner, David Barrington, is charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice.

All three men deny each of the charges against them. The trial continues.