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Senior public officials appear in court

The Attorney General and the Deputy Assessor of Income Tax have appeared before magistrates in Douglas this morning.

Stephen Harding and Colin Goodwin are charged with a series of offences.

Mr Harding, the Attorney General, faces a total of six including forgery and perjury.

Mr Goodwin is charged with three offences, one jointly with Mr Harding, of acts against public justice.

The two men only spoke to give their name, age and addresses.

The only bail condition is that they do not discuss the case with any of the witnesses.

Proceedings were adjourned until November 21st.

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