Former Swindon Town chairman Jed McCrory met with 'senior officers' at Herefordshire Council

Former Swindon Town chairman Jed McCrory met with 'senior officers' at Herefordshire Council

Former Swindon Town chairman Jed McCrory met with 'senior officers' at Herefordshire Council

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FORMER Swindon Town chairman Jed McCrory was involved in a meeting with senior officers at Herefordshire Council earlier this year, it has been confirmed.

“The council can confirm that senior officers met with Mr McCrory on one occasion at David Keyte’s request,”a Herefordshire Council spokesman said this afternoon.

At the time, Keyte was the chairman of cash-strapped Hereford United, who are facing an uncertain future on and off the field.

McCrory and Hereford United's new owner Tommy Agombar were involved in a company at Swindon Town called Seebeck 87.

Hereford United’s new manager Jon Taylor was the assistant boss at Banbury United, a club formerly owned by McCrory.

Earlier this month, Swindon Town's ownership battle was settled after a High Court judge ruled chairman Lee Power's takeover was carried out properly.

Power and his Swinton Reds 20 firm took control of the club from McCrory's Seebeck 87 company in December.

But former Town chairman McCrory disputed the manner of the takeover and commenced legal action.

Beren Cross, who covered the hearing for the Swindon Advertiser, said: “McCrory was asked how a £300,000 payment from Lee Power into Seebeck was used and he said it was used to pay off Agombar and two others – forcing them out of the holding firm and paving the way for Power to take a senior role.”

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4:50pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Wellsy11 says...

Oh dear - just when you guys thought the news could not get worse!
Have a read at the archives about the court case between our owner (swindon) lee power and his court case with mccrory - and what the judge said.....

Good luck, I think you may need it.....
Oh dear - just when you guys thought the news could not get worse! Have a read at the archives about the court case between our owner (swindon) lee power and his court case with mccrory - and what the judge said..... Good luck, I think you may need it..... Wellsy11
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7:21pm Thu 10 Jul 14

A.Non01 says...

To be fair, knowledge of Mccrory meeting with the council some time ago has been out there for some time now. In fact, Keyet was quite open about having discussions with him long before Tommy Trucks came on the scene.

As a result of knowing about this meeting I submitted an FOI request to Herefordshire Council some 10 days ago asking for the names of all attendees at meetings where the ES leases and affairs of HUFC were discussed and for copies of the minutes of such meetings. I am eagerly awauting their response........
To be fair, knowledge of Mccrory meeting with the council some time ago has been out there for some time now. In fact, Keyet was quite open about having discussions with him long before Tommy Trucks came on the scene. As a result of knowing about this meeting I submitted an FOI request to Herefordshire Council some 10 days ago asking for the names of all attendees at meetings where the ES leases and affairs of HUFC were discussed and for copies of the minutes of such meetings. I am eagerly awauting their response........ A.Non01
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11:38pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Chipper Dinosaur says...

My God this is a thoroughly rotten spiral unfolding. Can nothing or nobody be honest, transparent, loyal?
My God this is a thoroughly rotten spiral unfolding. Can nothing or nobody be honest, transparent, loyal? Chipper Dinosaur
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