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Council leaders’ Crown Court trial set to take place in 2025

The trial of Ashfield District Council leader Jason Zadrozny has been moved out of Nottinghamshire and set for February 2025.

The council leader, 43, of Sutton Road, Kirkby, has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of fraud by false representation, and four counts of income tax evasion.

The council leader appeared remotely at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday (November 15), speaking only to confirm his name.

The trial is scheduled to take around four weeks, and was moved from Nottingham to Northampton following a request from his solicitor.

James Verley, prosecuting, told the court: “We understand you have accepted the transfer from Nottingham.

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“It could be done in three weeks, but we will say four to be on the safe side.”

Tom Wainwright, defending, said the date was the earliest available one at the court that was convenient for all parties.

The trial was set to begin on Monday, February 24, 2025.

Cllr Zadrozny, who represents Ashfield Independents, was again released on unconditional bail.

He is next scheduled to appear at court for a pre-trial review on November 19, 2024.

The politician represents the Larwood ward on Ashfield District Council and the Ashfields division at Nottinghamshire County Council.

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