Defence official 'took bribes from a friend'
Tuesday 01 March 1994
The prosecution at Southwark Crown Court alleged that Bernard Trevelyan, while the MoD's director of light armoured engineering systems, was paid by David Oliver to help him win contracts worth about pounds 1m to supply machine-gun mounts and tyres for armoured vehicles.
The court was told that Mr Oliver was managing director of a parts supply firm called Imvec. He allegedly paid Mr Trevelyan and his wife, Joyce, pounds 12,500 in backhanders through Surrey Consultants, a company she fronted. It was also claimed that Mr Trevelyan tried to claim a further pounds 28,500 'in commission'.
Mr Trevelyan, of Rowley Regis, West Midlands, faces seven counts of corruption totalling pounds 12,400 and one of attempted corruption covering pounds 28,500. Joyce Trevelyan is accused of aiding and abetting him. Mr Oliver, of Camberley, Surrey, is accused of seven counts of corruption. All three deny all the charges.
Paul Dodgson, for the prosecution, said Mr Trevelyan was paid a pounds 2,000 bribe to write a 40-page detailed report for Imvec on how the Army expected armoured cars to develop.
Mr Dodgson said that Mr Trevelyan claimed his wife was wholly responsible for Surrey Consultants. And while admitting he had written the report for her as a favour, he had never received any payment.
But, Mr Dodgson said, Mrs Trevelyan was too ignorant about the arms business to have run the consultancy.
The trial continues today.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
Scottish independence referendum live: Latest news as Scotland votes Yes or No
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Scottish independence: Almost half of No voters have felt 'personally threatened' by the Yes campaign
Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Unpaid Voluntary Position : Reach Volunteering: Promising volunteer Trustee op...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...
£110 - £130 per hour: Randstad Education Reading: Psychology Teacher needed fo...
£85 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Randstad Education are curren...