A local business magnate who previously served as the boss of a legal expenses insurer has appeared in court to face the fraud charges filed against him.
chief executive Paul Asplin attended a hearing at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 8 along with five other accused, the Bristol Post
Asplin is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud against the insurance firm that he used to lead.
Also facing fraud charges is his wife Karen Asplin, Robert John Dalley, Sally Ann Jones, Jayne Kearns and David Mark Kearns.
The defendants stood to confirm their names and addresses, but no pleas were entered, according to the Bristol Post
They were all granted unconditional bail but were also compelled to attend a preliminary hearing scheduled at Southwark Crown Court in London on August 5.
suspended Asplin in Octo
ber 2014 following an internal investigation over concerns about his relationship with a supplier. His replacement was named in February 2015.
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