Shurdington accountant Bruce Pritchett accused of fraud admits peverting the course of justice

An accountant from Cheltenham accused of fraud has admitted perverting the course of justice by getting rid of his share in a number of properties.

Bruce Pritchett, 57, has pleaded guilty to doing an act tending or intended to pervert the course of justice between August 15, 2012 and July 14 this year.

The charge stated that with intent to pervert the course of justice, he disposed of his interest in properties in contravention of a restraining order made by Judge Jamie Tabor QC on August 15, 2012.

His barrister Earl Pinnock asked for a pre-sentence report on Pritchett, but told the court there are other charges against him which have not yet reached Gloucester Crown Court.

They relate to alleged offences of fraud, false accounting, theft and money laundering, he said.

Those charges are all due to be heard by Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on October 27, he added.

“I understand that when those matters come before this court they are likely to resolve and the hope is that all matters can be dealt with at the same hearing,” Mr Pinnock told Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday.

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