Ex-Leeds chief ordered to pay £3.8m to previous club owners after court ruling - report
The newspaper reports that in 2015, Haigh was convinced of breach of trust after he embezzled almost £4million from his former employer.
In July 2018, Haigh was ordered to repay the money but has continued to contest the ruling, forcing GFH to escalate proceedings to the High Court.
It is understood that last Tuesday, the 2018 ruling was upheld by Mr Justice Henshaw.
Former Leeds United boss David Haigh has been told by the English courts to pay back a £3.8m sum he was convicted of defrauding from the club's previous owners #LUFC @GrahamSmyth https://t.co/QGfWnr230p
— Susie Beever (@SusieMayJourno) May 27, 2020
It does not seem to matter how well things are going at Elland Road, there is always something about the club’s past that crops up every now and then and this is one of those things.
Whether it’s Massimo Cellino, Ken Bates, Steve Evans or Haigh, someone who has caused controversy in West Yorkshire is going to remain in the news for Leeds fans.
Hopefully those days are well and truly behind us now.
There is still the odd big news story that emerges from Elland Road with last season’s spygate scandal being an example as well as Kiko Casilla’s racism ban this year.
We wonder whether these infamous news stories will die down once the club returns to the Premier League or will the spotlight cause more stories to come out that the media cannot get enough of.
It definitely isn’t boring to support Leeds but sometimes we wish it is a bit more boring than it has been.
In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports have dropped a massive hint about when football will resume.