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Statement of support for Storrie

A statement was issued on The Pompey Site last night offering complete support once again to Peter Storrie, who is thought to be being used as a 'sacrificial lamb' in a 'seriously flawed' case brought against him by HMRC.

I do not want to, and will not get into the 'is he is he not guilty' thoughts, although what I cannot get my head round is HOW only he can be charged and viewed as doing something wrong yet all others, obviously including Willie McKay and Amdy Faye, who received a 'so called' payment - arguably among others - have somehow gotten away with this?

The full statement is below...

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Peter Storrie: A Statement

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced earlier that they have decided to prosecute Mr Peter Storrie with a common law offence of cheating the revenue.

We regard this action being taken by HMRC as seriously flawed.

No evidence has been presented in this extensive 32-month inquiry, supporting any allegation of offending on the part of Mr Storrie.

We wish to state as a matter of record that Mr Storrie will be shown to have acted in the proper and wholly professional discharge of his duties as Portsmouth Football Club's chief executive.

Urgent steps will be taken to highlight the lack of evidence presented by HMRC in an effort to conclude as quickly as possible this unwarranted prosecution.

Mr Storrie is known by his peers to be a man of impeccable repute. Upon the successful conclusion of these proceedings, that reputation will remain untarnished, as Mr Storrie will not allow himself to be used as a 'sacrificial lamb' to justify these unfounded allegations.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 5 2009

Time: 9:00AM

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When u consider the fraud that goes on & mis accounting in major businesses, the tax free off shore fiddles that go on, then PS is a minnow caught in a whale's net.
storagematt
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05/11/2009 09:07:00

'sacrificial lamb' says it all. Somebody knows that someone has done something wrong. QED
PFCblue
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05/11/2009 09:24:00

Yeah....but they love the "Minnow's" Matt. When you think of of the fraud that "some" of the bloody MP's have got away with....flipping second/third and fourth homes and making hundreds of thousands without paying CGT. It definitely smacks of divided rules.
cornypomp
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05/11/2009 09:27:00

As a self-employed lady I'm afraid I have a most lowly opinion of HMRC...
Squee
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05/11/2009 09:31:00

If the flaw is that big then any decent lawyer would get PS off. I guess this is not the case. Any other company director would be dismissed if found guilty so Storrie had better get a good brief.
bluedr
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05/11/2009 13:34:00

I think the team might do it; but will this be another Pompey great escape? If I'm being frivolous it's because I have never believed that Storrie is whiter than White as some people do. It does seem odd that it's taken; what is it 4 years for this trial to happen? However o don't think being on honeymoon when the paperwork got signed is an alibi not in the age of modern coms. If it loks like he's had it I hope he will fall on his sword, but he is innocent until proven and he hasn't been all bad plus the club needs stability so I do hope the case is dropped or he gets found not guilty. "
russellm
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05/11/2009 16:29:00

I hope we won't loose Storrie when we most need him. Who will get us the next poor owner in 4 weeks time???
Pompey Malta
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05/11/2009 20:05:00

No problem now Malta..... Jobsite have taken on the task of finding and interviewing suitable candidates.... simples
cornypomp
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05/11/2009 21:15:00

 

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