ADDICKS IN SPLIT WITH RUFUS
CHARLTON Athletic have confirmed that former defender Richard Rufus has stepped down from his position as youth development phase coach after being found guilty of multi-million pound fraud earlier this month.
The 40-year-old, who was also an ambassador for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, is waiting to learn whether criminal charges will be brought against him.
Rufus was hit with a maximum 15-year bankruptcy restriction order by the Insolvency Service.
It found he had used the money of 93 investors, including family members, in a currency trading scheme he said would yield a five per cent monthly profit on top of their original outlay.
He collected deposits of more than £16m, but investors were paid back just £7.3m, with £3.4m found to have been pocketed by Rufus.
Charlton said they would be be making no further comment.”
Rufus played for Charlton throughout his 11-year career, but retired, aged 29, due to a knee injury.