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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell loses court appeal

12:47 pm, 21st September 2018

Judge Christine Henson QC said after dismissing the appeal at Hove Crown court that she would now re-examine the £50,000 fine issued against Chappell for the three convictions.

Chappell was convicted of three charges in January, after being found guilty of failing to disclose details to the pensions watchdog as part of its investigation into the collapse of the BHS high street chain.

At the time, he claimed he could not provide information as he had been locked out of the chain’s headquarters after it folded, but the trial judge dismissed Chappell’s statement as “simply not believable”.

He was fined £50,000 with £37,000 costs and ordered to pay £2,500 a month.

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