Guppy guilty

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The Independent Online
Darius Guppy, of Ladbroke Grove, west London, and Benedict Marsh, of Southwark, south London, pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court to falsely claiming nearly pounds 200,000 VAT on a consignment of gold bullion. Guppy, friend of the Princess of Wales's brother Earl Spencer, and Marsh have been convicted of a pounds 1.8m gems insurance swindle. They will be sentenced on 23 March.