Articles - Aga Khan Lawsuit: Fraud at Aga Khan Studs - 2000-02-22
Defendants: Aga Khan's Studs Societe Civile and its managers
Plaintiff: Employee Mary Charlton
Mr. Faughnan is the personel manager and head of security of the Societe Civile. This is what court said was done to an employee of 27 years (who suppoerted her disabled husband) whose manager was involved in fraud:
THE Aga Khan and his former stud secretary Mary Charlton have agreed a settlement of their long-running Dublin High Court battle.
Mrs Charlton, secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years, instituted proceedings for damages in 1998.
She also sought orders from the court that she was entitled to continue her employment and that an internal inquiry into alleged misconduct be declared unlawful.
A FORMER secretary for the Aga Khan has won the first round of her employment dispute and the judge involved has heavily...
A FORMER secretary for the Aga Khan has won the first round of her employment dispute and the judge involved has heavily criticised her employers saying they tried to ``hoodwink'' the High Court.
Mr Justice Declan Budd awarded costs totalling over £250,000 against the Aga Khan's bloodstock company, Stud Societe Civile de Paris, in favour of Kildare woman Mary Charlton (54) who had been secretary of the company's four Irish studs for 27 years.
Publication: The Racing Post (London, England)
THE AGA Khan has directly accused his former stud manager in Ireland of perpetrating a "massive fraud" against him.
The Aga made the allegations against Ghislain Drion in a sworn affidavit read out yesterday in Dublin's High Court during the latest stage of the action brought against him by Mary Charlton, a secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years.
The affidavit was sworn by the Aga as the sole director of his bloodstock holding company, the Studs Societe Civile, which is being sued by Charlton.
THE Dublin High Court case featuring an action against the Aga Khan took another sensational turn yesterday when it was revealed that the Aga had personally shredded a document considered crucial to the proceedings.
The controversial Coulton memorandum is considered central to the action brought by Mary Charlton - a secretary at the Aga's Irish studs for 27 years - against his bloodstock holding company, the Studs Societe Civile.