Gold tycoon and art collector James Stunt charged with money laundering and forgery

James Stunt, charged with money laundering and forgery © Rex Shutterstock/Georgie Gillard

The former gold bullion trader and art collector James Stunt has been charged with money laundering and forgery following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.

A spokesman for the CPS declined to give any further details of the charges, noting that “a court date has been arranged for 9 July at Leeds Magistrates Court. Requisitions will be issued in the next seven days”.

Stunt, who was previously married to Petra Ecclestone, the heiress daughter to Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, took to social media to defend himself, describing the charges as the “biggest miscarriage of justice”. He adds: “Forgery FYI is my PA with my permission using my signature on my own cheque on my own personal account lmao…”

Fiona Gavriel, a partner at Janes Solicitors, says: “Our client strenuously denies any criminality and will be contesting all charges. FRead More – Source