DUNCAN AND DONNELLY’S APPARENT PERJURY IN ‘STARS OF 79’ WITNESS STATEMENTS.
Jim Gallacher told Strathclyde C.I.D. that as he was about to pay the speakers, Stewart Duncan approached him asking if he had enough cash, and when he replied that he ‘wasn’t sure’, Mr. Duncan removed a fistful of signed £5 notes from the uncounted tombola and handed them to him. He estimated £80 at the most. Duncan later claimed that ‘he counted out £600’, a sum which was incorporated into official accounts for the court and Jim’s Trustee by Greenock Morton Director and proven liar Nick Robinson.
Adding £80, the final count of £5 notes from the tombola was £825, almost the same as that raised by identically priced DVD’s sold during the event. One does not require the skills of a vastly experienced insolvency practitioner to conclude that Mr. Gallacher’s version was sound!
Also supporting his story is the fact that in the ‘meticulously prepared accounts’ submitted to the C.I.D. shortly after the event, (Mr. Duncan’s own term) Jim Gallacher was credited in full with payment of £1150 to the speakers, with no mention of £600.
Mr. Duncan’s £600 story was first heard several months later by Jim MacVicar who was told that the former had ‘counted out’ £600 to Mr. Gallacher. Having made his assertion ‘Dunco’ was obliged to stick with his story, and in characteristic fashion it was repeated by way of snide innuendo on the fans’ message board. Unfortunately for Mr. Duncan though, HE HAD NO WITNESSES!
In his signed witness statement, Mr Duncan stated that he and Mr. Gallacher watched a bank teller count out a ‘float’ of £1500 on the day of the ‘Stars’ event.
£1000 WAS EARMARKED FOR DISTRIBUTION AMONG THE RAFFLE SELLERS,
Each received a £100 float of £5 notes to ensure that everyone who wished could enter the raffle.
THERE WAS A SUPER-ABUNDANCE OF £5 NOTES!
The ‘float’ arrangement was confirmed in Treasurer Gordon Burns’ signed statement.
Mr. Duncan confirmed that he had been one of the raffle sellers, before claiming: ‘The money I collected was a mixture of £10 notes, £5 notes, and change.’ – something which made no sense whatsoever.
He added – ‘A lot of people did not have £5 notes. We therefore got people who had £5 to give it to the person who had £10 and they both wrote their name on the £10 note, one either side. That way we maximised the number of people entering’.
Given the plentiful supply of £5 notes, that virtually unintelligible statement was plainly ridiculous.
He then ‘noticed that nobody was counting the money IN THE TOMBOLA WHICH WAS UP ON THE CENTRE OF THE STAGE, and ‘took it upon himself’ to go and count the money.
The tombola had been removed from centre stage after the count and placed on a small table in a corner before the speeches commenced!
Dunco continued – ‘I started counting the £10 notes first, and laid them in bundles of £100 on a table beside the tombola and then started counting the £5 notes. I gave Jim the money that I had already counted and had on the table, £10 notes in hundred bundles first, and then made up the rest of the £600 with the £5 notes.’
‘Made up the rest’ suggests £400 – £500 in signed ten pound notes. Forty to fifty folk had no £5 notes when every raffle seller had £5 notes in abundance for ‘change’!
That statement was simply CRAZY!
Mr. Duncan then claimed that he ‘asked Sean if he would finish counting what was left in the tombola and he agreed to do that.’
Stuart Duncan was a guest. EVENT CO-ORGANISER DONNELLY WAS IN CHARGE OF THE TOMBOLA!
Why did Sean Donnelly go to help Stuart Duncan count ‘his’ tombola takings, see him ‘handing some piles of money’ to Jim Gallacher, and having been ‘asked to finish counting what was left’, in ‘his’ tombola, make no mention of the remainder in his signed statement, instead claiming that the following day Jim Gallacher ‘admitted to receiving £600’.
Mortonjag’s readers may conclude that had Messrs Duncan and Donnelly genuinely known of that alleged incident on Friday 6th November 2009, the sum of £600 would have appeared in those ‘meticulously prepared’ accounts passed to Strathclyde C.I.D.
Shameless liar Robinson, who still declines an apology to his victim, saw fit to include that £600 in his official court ‘accounts’ on the strength of Stuart Duncan’s preposterous witness statement and the word of a gentleman who lost a bucket in the boot of a taxi which ‘moved off before he could open the boot!.
Stuart Duncan and Sean Donnelly’s statements were an attempt to alter the course of justice when G.M.S.T. v Gallacher came to court. In failing to exercise professional objectivity by incorporating that non- existent figure into his ‘accounts’, Nick Robinson is equally culpable.
What was the reason for ‘Dunco the Clown’s incredible ‘signed tenners’ tale, when he could simply have claimed that he gave Jim £600? Presumably he feared that Mr Young might deny having received a large number of signed five pound notes!
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