Businesswoman cleared of fraud after judge rules there is no case to answer

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A BUSINESSWOMAN accused of nine counts of fraudulent conversion embraced her lawyer in the Royal Court after a judge ruled there was no case to answer.

Michelle Yuksel Picture: JON GUEGAN. (26009571)

Michelle Yuksel, former director of used-clothing businesses Parisma and Logistics2Go, was accused of committing the alleged offences between 2010 and 2013.

She had been accused of taking the money of businessmen, many of whom were based in developing countries, and not supplying them with goods.

However, on Monday morning, Advocate Ian Jones, defending Ms Yuksel, raised a point of law and argued that the alleged offences did not constitute fraudulent conversion. He instead said that the offence was a contractual issue and that the complainants had a right to sue in a civil court.

Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq then directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts and Ms Yuksel walked free from court.

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