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Ex-Premier League player and Charlton legend “scammed friends and family out of £15m”

 Ex-Premier League player and Charlton legend “scammed friends and family out of £15m”

Ex-Premier League player and Charlton legend Richard Rufus reportedly “scammed friends and family out of £15m”, court heard this week.

The 47 year old, allegedly claimed to be a successful foreign exchange trader to convince his alleged victims to invest. But the ex-defender, who offered returns of 60% a year from the “low-risk” scheme, lost money “hand over fist,” prosecutor Lucy Organ told Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

Rufus, from Crystal Palace, south-east London, denies three counts of fraud, using around £2m in criminal property and carried out a regulated activity without authorisation, between May 2007 and April 2012.

Ms Organ said that Rufus used some of the total £15m invested to pay back investors in a pyramid…

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