Tesco boss will be witness in fraud case against former directors

Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, will be among 10 witnesses for the prosecution in the trial of Tesco’s former directors Carl Rogberg, John Scouler and Christopher Bush which is due to start in September.

The case involves alleged fraud on the part of Carl Rogberg, the former finance director of Tesco UK, John Scouler, the former commercial director for food, and Christopher Bush, the former managing director of Tesco UK. They have all been charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of false accounting.

The charges against Mr Rogberg, Mr Scouler and Mr Bush allege that they dishonestly falsified Tesco’s digital accounting records and its draft interim accounts by the “inputting of and/or reliance upon commercial income figures which gave a false account of the financial position of Tesco”.

Lawyers for all three former directors said they would plead not guilty.

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