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Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi
PAs´ spending ´unchecked for years´

Guardian (UK), by Robert Booth

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Posted By:Flyright, 12/10/2013 8:12:42 AM

pending on credit card accounts used by staff in Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi´s household was not scrutinised for several years, Saatchi´s accountant has told the fraud trial of the couples´ former assistants, Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo.The statements of cards issued by Coutts bank to the Grillos and three other assistants – together known as "Team Cupcake" – were not checked before the bills were settled by Saatchi on direct debit. The court previously heard claims the bills on the cards that were issued for household spending, rose as high as £100,000 per month. The Grillo sisters are accused of fraudulently

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MaMe2, 12/10/2013 9:46:48 AM     (No. 9647935)

They could always come to America and run for Congress or the White House.

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