Man who nearly made our beloved club extinct, extradited for fraud charges

Notts County were promised monorails, world class players, world class finances, Premier League football – all for nothing when accused conman Russell King, setup the purchase of Notts County FC back in 2009. With the former Notts County Trust agreeing to the sale of the football club, Notts County looked like a club on the way up — massively, with the likes of Sven-Göran Eriksson, Sol Campbell and Kasper Schmeichel becoming apart of Notts County.

Things soon went south however, when the club ran into money troubles, with executives realising the money was never there – here we was Notts County, in financial trouble; again. Facing liquidation, Ray Trew saved the club for £1. History in the making. Now the accused “fraudster”, Russell Smith appears to be being prosecuted for historic crimes involving significant amounts of money. Now, he is within Police Custody in Jersey, facing charges over monies amounting to around £16m.

More detail can be read over at the Jersey Evening Post’s website.