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Two former Tesco executives are CLEARED of £250million fraud

Two former Tesco executives are CLEARED of £250 million fraud and false accounting scandal after case against them collapses

  • Chris Bush and John Scouler cleared of fraud and false accounting scandal
  • Bush was UK managing director and Scouler was food commercial director
  • Judge tells jury today that duo were acquitted by Court of Appeal yesterday
  • Both charged in September 2016 and a first trial was abandoned in February

Mark Duell for MailOnline

Two former Tesco bosses were today cleared of a £250million fraud and false accounting scandal after the case against them collapsed. 

Chris Bush, 52, who was managing director of Tesco UK, and 50-year-old John Scouler, who was UK food commercial director, were acquitted in London.  

Judge John Royce told a jury at Southwark Crown Court today that the duo had been acquitted by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Former Tesco boss Chris Bush

Former Tesco boss Chris Bush

John Scouler has been cleared of a £250million fraud and false accounting scandal

John Scouler has been cleared of a £250million fraud and false accounting scandal

Former Tesco bosses Chris Bush (left) and John Scouler (right, both today) have been cleared of a £250million fraud and false accounting scandal after the case against them collapsed

Both were charged in September 2016 with one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of false accounting. 

A first trial was abandoned in February, shortly before the jury was due to retire to consider its verdict.

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