Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meghari release - don't forget Ernest Saunders

In the context of the Meghari release, it is worth recalling the case of Ernest Saunders, who was one of the "Guinness Four" in the trial involving that company.

I quote from Jeremy Warner in the Independent:

In an appeal, the judge reduced Mr Saunders' sentence to two and a half years, after hearing evidence that Mr Saunders was suffering from pre-senile dementia. With parole, Mr Saunders qualified for almost immediate release, having served just 10 months. As soon as the former Guinness chairman was free,...(Gerald) Ronson (in his auto-biography "Leading from the front") recalls, "Saunders miraculously 'recovered', apparently the first person in medical history ever to do so."

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