FORMER Herald Christmas Cheer beggar-in-chief Rodney Gibson found himself on the wrong side of the law yesterday when he appeared in court for tax fraud.
Gibson, 69, who helped raise more than R2-million for Nelson Mandela Bay charities in just three years, was arrested for allegedly cooking the books of a Port Elizabeth business to create "ghost" employees.
Gibson and Ratu Business Trust owner Michael Robinson, whose age is not known, will stand trial in January for allegedly defrauding the SA Revenue Service (SARS) out of possibly hundreds of thousands of rands.
They appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court yesterday, where the matter was set down for trial.
They have not yet pleaded to the charges.
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