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Ricky George was convicted of cash laundering alongside together with his son

The person who scored the successful purpose when Hereford United famously knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup in 1972 has been jailed for cash laundering.

Ricky George, 72, was sentenced to 2 years and his son Adam, 40, has additionally been jailed, for 15 months.

The fraud concerned the sale of a home with out the data or consent of the proprietor, Hertfordshire Constabulary say.

A 3rd man, Charles Jogi, was additionally convicted of cash laundering at St Albans Crown Courtroom.

Adam George, 40, of Burleigh Highway, St Albans obtained £120,000 right into a enterprise account from his father, Richard George, of Hadley Grove, Barnet who have been each discovered responsible.

The cash was then laundered by his personal checking account and that of his father and Jogi, his father’s pal.

When the client of the home came upon he had been a sufferer of fraud and had misplaced £250,000, he had a coronary heart assault, police say, from which he has “fortunately” recovered.

Jogi, 57, of Hill Shut, Stanmore, was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work and was additionally given a neighborhood order.

Who’s Ricky George?

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Hereford United’s Ronnie Radford (left) and Ricky George (proper) within the dressing room after their shock FA Cup win, in 1972

Ricky George will all the time be often called the person who scored “the opposite purpose” in that well-known FA Cup third spherical replay win for non-league Hereford United over Newcastle United in January 1972.

This was again within the days when solely a handful of video games have been televised each weekend – and even then, largely in black and white, solely the recorded highlights.

And the purpose that lives longest within the reminiscence – and will get way more frequently proven – was Hereford’s equaliser, Ronnie Radford’s 35-yard rocket.

It was virtually half an hour later earlier than George had his personal second of fame, when he turned within the field to angle dwelling a low right-foot shot throughout Newcastle keeper Willie McFaul.

His 103rd minute winner proved to be the spotlight of his soccer profession.

George would take pleasure in one other main sporting spotlight, 26 years on, as co-owner of Earth Summit, the the horse that received 1998 Grand Nationwide.

Alan Mordey, from Hertfordshire Constabulary stated: “The fraudster used pretend ID, which was verified by a solicitor, to get the housing deeds from the Land Registry.

“He then used a distinct solicitor to conduct the sale.”

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