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Stewart Downing in court over 500k fraud row with former agent

07 Mar 2011 23:21:21

Stewart Downing in court over 500k fraud row with former agent

Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing has claimed in court that a former agent defrauded him of more than ?500,000. The England star, 26, was a prosecution witness in York Crown Court on Monday as 53-year-old Ian Elliott - Downing's agent when he signed his first contract at Middlesbrough worth ?11,000 a week - denied four counts of fraud. Downing, who was introduced to Elliott by Chris Waddle, said: 'I relied on him to do most things on the business side. I then discovered a lot of money missing.' The case is expected to last three weeks. See you in court: Downing will know in three weeks if his case has been successful  Young Villa midfielder Bannan joins promotion hopefuls Leeds on loanTen points should steer Villa to safety, says under-fire boss HoullierBayern join United and Liverpool in the race to sign ?12m Villa ace YoungAll the latest Aston Villa news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Stewart Downing, Ian Elliott Places: United Kingdom


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