Sunday, May 17, 2020

Petra Ecclestone's Ex Charged With Money Laundering and Forgery

Well he certainly hangs out in a neighborhood that would facilitate a bit of the old scrub-a-dub-dub, what with the gold and the art and the wealthy.
From The Art Newspaper, May 4:

Gold tycoon and art collector James Stunt charged with money laundering and forgery
The former husband of heiress Petra Ecclestone denies any criminality and says he will contest all charges
The former gold bullion trader and art collector James Stunt has been charged with money laundering and forgery following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police, according to the Crown Prosecution Service. 

A spokesman for the CPS declined to give any further details of the charges, noting that “a court date has been arranged for 9 July at Leeds Magistrates’ Court. Requisitions will be issued in the next seven days”.

Stunt, who was previously married to Petra Ecclestone, the heiress daughter to Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, took to social media to defend himself, describing the charges as the “biggest miscarriage of justice”. He adds: “Forgery FYI is my PA with my permission using my signature on my own cheque on my own personal account lmao…” 

And more to come I'm sure.

In other Ecclestone going's on we had 2016's
F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-in-law Freed, No Ransom Paid
And 2011's
Thank You Daddy: "Petra Ecclestone Buys Candy Spelling’s $150 Million Mansion After A Massive Markdown"

Previously on the Formula One channel:
Do Humans Add Value? "Where would be the fun in watching a driverless Formula 1 race?"
Formula One boss Max Mosley 'exposed as sadomasochist in Nazi orgy with five prostitutes'