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  • Ronald Crosby faces accusations that he deceived investors about the current state of his companies in order to fraudulently drive up share prices for his own profit. These companies later collapsed and Crosby left the country meaning he couldn't be arrested until being induced home in the belief his house had attracted a buyer. Witnesses tell of his charm and abilities as a raconteur. The prosecution insist that this charm was used for dishonest purposes; Crosby retorts that he has been a victim of the recession and his assets have also been wiped out by blackmail linked to his past homosexuality.


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  • Well known Finance kingpin Ronald Crosby(Garrick Hagon) goes on trial for fraud. The charges are to do with his companies that have gone under . He mounts his own defence. The Crown calls two police officers. One a expert on fraud who looked into Crosby's companies. The other who lured Crosby into a trap to arrest him. Nicholas Higgins(Derek Fowlds) who lost money is also called by The Crown. But Crosby outs Higgins and himself during questioning as gays. The Crown QC is alarmed by this Crosby calls for his defence a peer and his girlfriend. The Judge sums up. But Crosby is found Guilty by the Jury.

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