EARLY DETAILS OF STITCH UP – DUNCAN VETOED THE PLANNED MEETING


From: chairman@gmst.org.uk
To: jim_gallacher7@hotmail.com
CC: brianpatterson67@yahoo.com; bryan.purdue@talk21.com; ton5saints1@hotmail.com; jim_mccoll@gmst.org.uk; se65an@hotmail.com
Subject: 
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:44:00 +0000
Jim,

        We have meticulously examined the figures you have provided and have eliminated those items of expenditure which we believe to be invalid. An explanation can be read in the attached spreadsheet. 

This has given us a new calculation of what is owed to the Trust, again based on your provided figures, which can be viewed in the attached spreadsheet. To ensure that our accounts are auditable we require you to forward £4759 to close this shortfall immediately.

Failure to do so will result in us approaching Strathclyde Police in order for them to investigate this matter.


Regards,

                Stuart


Gordon Burns the Trust Treasurer and the man who SHOULD have been dealing with the Stars moneys, initially agreed to meet Jim Gallacher. That meeting was cancelled at the eleventh hour with NO explanation, apparently after Messrs. Burns and Stuart SCOTT No 9 Duncan had been in communication!

Stuart SCOTT No. 9 Duncan claimed that ‘they had METICULOUSLY examined the figures’, yet Mr. Gallacher stated clearly in his accounts that he ‘assumed all ticket income was received’. 

As sole signatories for the Trust bank account Stuart Duncan and Danny Goodwin KNEW FULL WELL how much ticket income should been received from Mr. Sean Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly had been delegated overall responsibility for all ticket income – NOT Mr. Gallacher.

Why did they METICULOUSLY choose to ignore the fact that £1,510 of his ticket income had apparently not been banked?

Despite formal requests from Trust members, there has NEVER been any explanation for that deficit – believed STILL to stand at £1210 – nor an apology for the blatant attempt to EXTORT £4759 from Mr. Gallacher under threat of Police involvement – something which is plain for all fair minded folks to see!
When D.I. John Dearie’s team finally exonerated Mr. Gallacher, the former commented – The shortfall is not a significant sum and nowhere near the sums talked about initially’. The C.I.D.’s figure is believed to have been about £1,500.
Published: Saturday, 30th January, 2010 2:00pm

No charges in fan cash probe



CASH PROBE: Money went missing at Port Town Hall event.

A POLICE probe into the alleged disappearance of thousands of pounds from a Morton fans’ fundraiser has ended in no charges being brought.
The Tele recently revealed detectives had been called in by Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust after they suspected a substantial four-figure sum had vanished from their recent Stars of 1979 night.
But officers have now completed their investigation – and say no one will be prosecuted.
Detective Inspector John Dearie, of Greenock CID, said: “We interviewed the individual at the centre of it and the end result is there will be no charges.
“There is no criminality we can see at this stage to prove any charges. There has to be a proper paper trail and accounts and in this case that was missing. It is a civil matter between the organisation and individual.”
DI Dearie also confirmed his team had established a small shortfall in funds from the event, which was held in November to honour the famous Ton team from 30 years ago.
He said: “There is a shortfall of a small amount of cash but this is probably due to the haphazard way it was organised.
“The shortfall is not a significant sum and nowhere near the sums talked about initially – it could be accounted for by bad business practice.”
Proceeds from the Stars of 79 night were earmarked for a new football academy which will nurture young players.
Today, Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ by events surrounding the charity night.
Chairman Stuart Duncan said: “The supporters’ trust has organised many successful fundraising events over the years where we have raised a great deal of money that has gone to Morton youth – such as the Champions’ Party in Greenock Sports Centre and last year’s fans’ game at Cappielow, which raised £5,000.
“We are extremely disappointed the Stars of 1979 evening – attended by 280 people – produced a deficit to the Supporters’ Trust of £1,600.
“The Supporters’ Trust may pursue a civil action to recover money and items which are still due to them.”
Mr. Gallacher was accused of STEALING £4759 from the Morton Trust.The Police were informed falsely that ‘he had had to come by a large sum of money for domestic repairs’, when in fact they were covered by his house insurance. His job was put on the line. His employers were interviewed by the C.I.D. His bank account was scrutinized. Background checks were run on him. During three weeks when the ‘Sword of Damocles’ hung over his head, he was too stressed to attend work and required medical treatment.
When £3,159 of the money he was accused of STEALING by Stuart SCOTT No. 9 Duncan and the ‘stitcher uppers’ disappeared like snow off the proverbial dyke, and with criminality excluded on HIS part, Mr. Gallacher ought to have been free to go about his business with his head held high. 

He had been largely instrumental in the organisation of a celebration which was universally acclaimed  an unmitigated success – a CELEBRATION –  NOT a ‘fund raiser’ – which was NEVER designed to run at a profit

BACK TO THOSE ‘STITCHER-UPPERS’. 

WHY DID THEY NOT REVIEW THEIR ‘METICULOUS’ EXAMINATION OF THE FIGURES FOLLOWING THE C.I.D. REPORT? 

EVEN IF THEY WERE GENUINELY MISTAKEN FIRST TIME AROUND, THAT WOULD HAVE REVEALED A £1,510 SHORTFALL IN MR. DONNELLY’S TICKET INCOME – A SUM WHICH TALLIED WITH THE FIGURE ARRIVED AT BY D.I. DEARIE’S TEAM.
Instead of that, ‘Hell bent’ on stitching Mr. Gallacher up, and with unspeakable arrogance,  Stuart SCOTT No. 9 Duncan brazenly disclosed to the Greenock Telegraph the latest figure the conspirators planned to pin on their victim. The £4759 was suddenly down to £1,600, but nobody seemed to be counting, and there wasn’t a whisper to be heard about Mr. Donnelly’s missing ticket money. 

Having made an indefensibly defamatory public statement – that ratified by Stuart SCOTT No. 9 Duncan – P.C. Plod Goodwin proceeded to ‘conduct his own investigation’ and ‘speak to people the police had not spoken to’!

Meanwhile, Albert Hotel Morton Supporters’ Messrs. MacVicar and Donnelly set about orchestrating an internet witch hunt on greenockmorton.org, aided and abetted by forum owner David ‘Tontastic’ Bell and his subservient moderators. 

In parallel to that, P.C. Plod Goodwin’s close buddy – Andy ‘Trust me I’m a webcaster’ Morrison – began to spread vile anti- Gallacher propaganda far and wide. Sadly there were (and still are) many who believed and trusted Mr. Morrison. 
Fully three months elapsed before Jim Gallacher received his first demand from Blair and Bryden LL.P. Yet again the sum had changed. They now wanted £1825!

He was forced to enlist the services of a solicitor of his own – something he could ill afford. The ‘stitcher-uppers’ knew that only too well! 

When a second demand arrived in May 2010, accompanied by a spreadsheet, the alleged deficit had FARCICALLY risen to £2890 –  a whisker short of the maximum allowed for a Small Claims action in the Sheriff Courts! 

That coincided with Nickerless Robinson C.A. having taken over the Trust finances.