Former Tesco FD will not face fraud trial

Carl Rogberg, former finance director at Tesco, will no longer face trial alongside two of his former colleagues in September, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed

‘Today His Honour Judge Sir John Royce severed Carl Rogberg from the upcoming trial indictment,’ the SFO said in a statement.

The media has been barred under English law on reporting the reason why Rogberg will no longer face trial in September.

Two of Rogberg’s old colleagues, former managing director of Tesco Christopher Bush and former UK food commercial director John Scouler, are due to stand re-trial on 3 September 2018.

The original trial, which was launched after Tesco discovered its accounts had been overstated by £250m, was abandoned in February.

Report by Amy Austin

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