A forty-nine-year-old man from Clifton Drive South St. Anne’s, David Levi reappeared before His Honour Judge Jefferies at Manchester High Court today (Wednesday 27th September).
Together with five accomplices, Levi had previously admitted money laundering and fraud offences This admission followed a two-year Lancashire Police investigation into fundraising for well-known national charities such as Children in Need and Great Ormond Street Hospital. More than £1 million in donations made by the public never reached their destination.
Appearing in Manchester High Court today, Levi wanted to have the terms of his bail clarified in a bid to sell a magazine in Scotland. As a bail term, Levi is banned from selling the publication in England. Levi argued that the bail order did not include Scotland.
The judge refused his application and decided to remand Levi in custody until his sentencing hearing in December. When a person is remanded in custody it means that they will be detained in a prison until a later date when a trial or sentencing hearing will take place.