10:08AM, Friday 18 November 2011
A 45-year-old man from Windsor charged with playing a leading role in mortgage loan frauds worth more than £30m appeared in court yesterday.
Mark Entwistle, 45, of Kings Road, appeared along with seven other men facing fraud charges at Slough Magistrates Court.
Entwistle has been charged with 23 counts of conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
He also faces one charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one of conspiracy to commit corruption.
Also appearing was George Tilemachou, 52, formerly of Thames Street, who has been charged with one offence of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
They are in relation to allegations made by the Royal Bank of Scotland and other lenders, who claim more than £30m of mortgage loans were fraudulently obtained.
The prosecution alleges the eight secured large sums of cash through fraudulent mortgage applications and then used the money for other means.
All are due to appear at Reading Crown Court on March 1 for a plea and case management hearing and are on conditional bail.
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