Unplugged. Fleetwood owner Pilley jailed for energy scam

July 5 – The owner of a professional English third-tier club has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of fraud and money laundering totalling around £15 million.

Fleetwood Town boss Andy Pilley was sentenced after an investigation found he was a leading figure in “a web of interconnected companies that misled innocent small businesses across the UK.”

Pilley had resigned as chairman and club director of Fleetwood following his conviction last month.

Through sham companies, Pilley and his fellow fraudsters conned small business owners and locked them into signing long-term energy contracts between 2014 and 2016.

During sentencing, the judge said Pilley’s story is “a sordid tale of squalid lies, greed and fraud”.

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