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Leeds United: Fans react to former owner’s court ruling

Leeds United: Fans react to former owner’s court ruling - Leeds United

Former Leeds United boss David Haigh has been ordered by English courts to pay back a £3.8m sum he defrauded from the club’s previous owners.

Back in 2015, Haigh was convicted by courts in Dubai for a breach of trust after coming under investigation for defrauding his former employer GFH Capital an amount of £3.8m.

The Middle East based company owned Leeds at the time, and the court ruling in Dubai saw Haigh pay back the money, although to this day, he never has, contesting the decision.

Damages were awarded to GFH, after a judge ruled that Haigh had paid various amounts of cash into his own account and that of his close friends.

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The contest of the repayment has now been denied with the High Court ruling in the private equity company’s favour.

Haigh, who was heavily involved with Leeds during the time of his former employer’s reign in charge, spent more than two years in prison for the fraud, after he was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.

The news which was reported by The Yorkshire Post has now prompted Leeds fans to react with many taking to social media platform Twitter to share their opinion…

What do you remember about Haigh’s time in charge of the club? Let us know in the comments box below…


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