The jury in the case of Arthur Curtis MacLean retired to consider its verdict yesterday and is expected to reach a decision by the end of the week.
MacLean has been on trial facing four charges of fraudulent trading relating to two companies he set up and ran in the early 1990s: Vogue Computer Company and WDS Direct.
During the trial, MacLean admitted that the Department of Trade & Industry had been trying to disqualify him as a company director since 1993. The prosecutor, Simon Wild, described MacLean?s attempts to trade his way out of trouble as ?reckless?. MacLean claimed that he had acted on the advice of an investor.
It was alleged during the trial that MacLean took thousands of pounds worth of orders for computer equipment, knowing he would be unable to supply it.
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