Jury retires in fraud trial of Nigella's former PAs

The jury in the trial of two sisters accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi has been sent out to consider its verdicts.

Francesca Grillo, 35, and her sister Elisabetta, 41, are alleged to have spent £685,000 on credit cards belonging to the TV cook and her art dealer ex-husband.

Sisters Elisabetta (left) and Francesca Grillo.
Sisters Elisabetta (left) and Francesca Grillo are accused of committing fraud. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Grillo sisters each deny a single count of committing fraud by using a company credit card for personal gain between January 1, 2008, and December 31 last year.

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