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Casey and Rose seek atonement at Versailles

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Six-year sentence ends flamboyant reign of Versailles founder Cushnie

High-profile Labour donor creamed off £29m from trade finance company

Defendant acquitted in Versailles trial

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French storm damage 'a catastrophe'

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Problems mount for Versailles Group as second financial adviser steps down

VERSAILLES GROUP, the trade finance company hit by possible accounting irregularities, received a fresh blow yesterday with the resignation of Raphael Zorn Hemsley, its financial adviser and broker.

Versailles chief to be quizzed over share sell-off

BIG INVESTORS in Versailles, the finance group whose shares were suspended last week, will quiz Carl Cushnie, the chief executive, about why he sold the shares last month after the start of a DTI probe.
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