Businessman denies mis-selling claim in £9m fraud trial

An ex-accountant accused of involvement in a mis-selling fraud which cost victims £9 million has denied involvement in court, on grounds that he “never got involved in trading standards compliance”.

Along with three other defendants, Geoffrey Good, 66, of Norwich, was accused of mis-selling unnecessary satellite warranties and defrauding customers by tricking them into bogus deals to stop nuisance telephone calls.

The court heard that Mr Good had been brought into the business by the other three defendants due to his accounting experience, and did the best he could to ensure efficient running of the company, dealing solely with tax, finance and administration matter.

Mr Good said: “My job was an administrative one and pulling the package together. I went there purely to be an accountant.”

Cross examined by Nic Lobbenberg, QC, Mr Good denied he was brought into the company to provide a face of respectability.

The defendant claimed that he did not have much involvement with anybody working in the sales department or call centre.

Mr Good admitted that company partners and directors often came to him for financial advice, but insisted that he “never got involved in trading standards compliance”.

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