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Harlequin Property's former accountant apologises over "Harlecon" website
A FORMER accountant to a south Essex Caribbean holiday resort developer has apologised for setting up an anonymous website labelling it a Ponzi scheme fraud.
Harlequin launched a libel claim against Jeremy Newman, a former Wilkins Kennedy senior accountant, Martin MacDonald, a partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Southend branch and the firm itself.
A joint statement from all parties said: “The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the offending website has been closed down and will not be reopened. “Wilkins Kennedy and Mr MacDonald deny any involvement.
“Mr Newman has admitted he set up and operated the (Harlecon) website and regrets his actions."
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