A decision is expected today on whether the founder of Cornish charity Shelterbox will face a re-trial.
65 year-old Tom Henderson was accused of fraud after allegedly securing lucrative contracts for his son.
But following a six-week trial he was discharged after a jury failed to reach a verdict.
The founder of Shelterbox said he felt like a 'naughty schoolboy' when it was revealed his son was profiting from contracts with the charity
A court has been told how the founder of the Helston charity Shelterbox awarded lucrative contracts to his son so he could buy a house.
Thomas Henderson allegedly ensured deals for camping and survival equipment were given to his 35-year-old son John's companies