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Complainant Name:
Mr Stuart Pearson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Financial Times


Mr Stuart Pearson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had incorrectly stated, in a headline, that he had been jailed for fraud.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the alteration of the online article and the publication both on its website and in print of the following clarification:

Stuart Pearson was jailed for making misleading statements to the market and investors at Langbar International, not 'for fraud' to which reference was made in the headline of a report (FT, 20 June 2011). We regret any wrong impression caused. At a later hearing, the judge said he was sentencing Mr Pearson on the basis of recklessness and noted that he had been acquitted of dishonesty offences.

Date Published: 21/12/2011

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