Ex JJB bosses to appear in court

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A FORMER chairman of defunct Wigan retailer JJB Sports will appear in court this week to face fraud charges.

Sir David Jones was charged with two counts of making misleading statements to the market and one offence relating to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act.

Hi son, Stuart Jones, will also stand accused of aiding and abetting his father in relation to the forgery charge.

Stuart Jones was a head of marketing during his time at JJB.

Sir Jones, 70, joined JJB as a non-executive director in 2007 and stepped down from the company in 2010 due to health reasons.

They will appear before Leeds Crown Court tomorrow.

In a separate case, former JJB chief executive, Chris Ronnie and former supplier David Ball will appear before Southwark Crown Court in London for fraud charges.

Mr Ronnie and Mr Ball pleaded not guilty to three charges. The two cases are not related.