The Trials and Errors of the Guinness Four

Date01 February 1995
Pages86-88
Publication Date01 February 1995
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/eb025681
AuthorRinita Sarker
SubjectAccounting & finance
PROSECUTION OF FINANCIAL CRIME
The Trials and Errors of the Guinness Four
Rinita Sarker
Journal of Financial Crime Vol. 3 No. 1 Prosecution
The never-ending Guinness saga has been given a
fresh turn of events with the Home Office's deci-
sion to refer the cases of Anthony Parnes, Gerald
Ronson, Jack Lyons and Ernest Saunders to the
Court of
Appeal,
on the grounds of non-disclosure
by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of
evidence material to the defence in Guinness I, in
1990.
The Guinness convictions, once proclaimed
as the SFO's finest victory, could now turn out to
be a political minefield for a Government and
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