Champagne Charlie avoids jail

A serial conman dubbed ‘Champagne Charlie’ who once ripped off the boss of a charity founded by Prince Harry was spared jail for his latest scam. John Clugston, 74, went to Soho-based independent entertainment company Parkland Pictures offering corporate packages for the Wimbledon tennis tournament on 11 July 2018. Clugston told Parkland Pictures employee John Cairns his name was David and he was from The Friendly Society, the bar below in the same building. Assuming Clugston was there to pick…

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