Former McCartney team owner Clark jailed for fraud

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Julian Clark, the man behind the ill-fated Linda McCartney team, was jailed for three-and-a-half years on Friday after pleading guilty to defrauding 19 separate victims in Kent.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how Clark, 45, managed to obtain more than £700,000 over a three year period between November 2006 and December 2009.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.