A former leader of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers has been jailed for four years for stealing almost £150,000 from a charity for sick and injured miners.
The judge at Birmingham crown court told Neil Greatrex, he was guilty of "calculated and sophisticated" greed.
Former union leader Neil Greatrex, who was found guilty of stealing £150,000 from a miner's charity, has been sentenced to four years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court.
He stole the money from the Nottinghamshire Miners Home charity, where he was a trustee, between 2000 and 2005.
MP for Bassetlaw John Mann has welcomed the guilty verdict announced on the former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, Neil Greatrex .
The former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM) Neil Greatrex has been found guilty on all fourteen counts of theft.
The current general secretary Mick Stevens has been found not guilty on all counts.
Jury in Greatrex & Stevens trial sent home for the day. Jury due to resume deliberations tomorrow (Tues 3rd Apr).
The judge in the trial of two union leaders accused of stealing money from a miners' charity to fund improvements at their own houses has begun summing up the case to the jury.
The former President of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers Neil Greatrex & the current UDM general secretary Mick Stevens are charged with stealing £148,000 from the Nottinghamshire Miners' charity, of which both men were trustees.
Both men deny 14 counts of theft.
The trial continues.
Full report by Phil Brewster from the latest from the Miners' Union Charity Theft trial.