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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 13:09 GMT
Ex-UUP councillor denies forgery
Raymond Ferguson
Mr Ferguson denies forgery and false accounting
A former UUP councillor has denied forgery and false accounting over the development of a Fermanagh golf course.

Raymond Ferguson, a solicitor of Lakeside Avenue, Enniskillen, is accused of drawing up a false invoice and a cheque for more than 18,000.

At Armagh Crown Court it was alleged he submitted these to the Tourist Board to get a grant worth 40% of the amount.

The invoice and cheque were in the name of Castlehume Developments, a company in which Mr Ferguson was a partner.

The prosecution allege that Mr Ferguson forged the invoice and then paid a cheque for the same amount into a bank account created in the name of a golf course designer.

It was then allegedly withdrawn again from that account on the same day.

The case continues.



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