8 Jun, 2010 @ 10:20
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They think it’s all over, it is now!

ENGLAND football legend Sir Geoff Hurst has won his High Court battle over a 690,000-euro Costa del Sol investment swindle.

The World Cup hat-trick hero claimed he was conned into investing in the luxury apartment complex in Puerto Banus.

Sir Geoff, along with six other investors, sued former financial advisor, Mark Cordner, for misrepresenting the terms of the off-plan villas.

“I feel some remorse at allowing my name to be used and abused in the way it has been.”

The 68-year-old paid for two unbuilt flats from Marbella Group and also agreed to become the face of its advertising campaigns.

However, the group did not even own the site and another firm built the properties.

The judge agreed that the prosecutors had been fooled by Cordner’s “deceit”.

Sir Geoff said: “I feel some remorse at allowing my name to be used and abused in the way it has been.

“Most of the people I have been associated with have been very forgiving of my role in this. I was at fault for not looking at the deal more closely.”

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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