Ex-BHS boss Chappell found guilty

From BBC - January 11, 2018

Dominic Chappell, who was in charge of BHS when it went bust in 2016, has been found guilty on three charges of failing provide information demanded by the Pensions Regulator.

The watchdog accused him of neglecting or refusing to provide information about BHS's pension schemes.

The schemes had nearly 19,000 members and a shortfall of 571m when BHS collapsed.

Mr Chappell bought BHS from Sir Philip Green for 1.

The Pensions Regulator alleged that Mr Chappell failed to provide information three times about the collapsed department store's pension schemes.

Appearing in Brighton Magistrates Court, Mr Chappell argued that he did not have the information available because he'd been shut out of his office at BHS after administrators took over.

He also said tax officers had raided his home removing computers and files.


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