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AG complaint a 'smokescreen'

A complaint against the Island's Attorney General was used as a 'smokescreen' to divert attention away from a financially struggling business, so it could reinforce its claim for damages.

That's what the jury in the trial of Stephen Harding has been told today at Douglas Courthouse.

Mr Harding told police although he made an error of judgement, he had not done so deliberately, adding his mistake had not deprived Street Heritage of justice as the company was 'clearly insolvent'.

Street Heritage collapsed in 2010, and 52-year-old Mr Harding denies a charge of perjury and committing acts against public justice, in relation to the company's winding up.

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