David Haigh, the former Leeds United managing director who has been jailed in Dubai for over a year, will face embezzlement and breach of trust charges in the emirate’s criminal courts.
As well as the DIFC court proceedings, which consist of a civil claim and counter-claim involving his former employers GFH Capital, the Dubai prosecutor has initiated proceedings in Dubai’s criminal court for breach of trust and embezzlement.
Haigh will potentially face the criminal prosecution having to represent himself after his previous legal team, led by Stephenson Harwood and Olswang, came off record in May this year. They stopped working for him over unpaid fees of $2.4m and had sought an order from the DIFC to unfreeze funds.
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