Former Lincoln Priory Academies chief executive to face trial accused of fraud

The trial of the former chief executive of the Priory Federation of Academies and the organisation’s head of finance is to commence on Tuesday, November 10 at Lincoln Crown Court.

Richard Gilliland, 64, formerly of Collingham, but now living in Spain, has previously denied six charges of fraud by abuse of position.

The federation’s former finance director Stephen Davies, 58, of Abingdon Avenue, Lincoln, has previously denied three charges of fraud by abuse of position.

A jury of nine men and three women was sworn in at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, November 9 but were not given any detail of the charges faced by the two defendants.

Judge Michael Heath then adjourned the trial until tomorrow.