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Four are found guilty of plotting to defraud NHS of £3m

By Amy Murphy

Four people, including a senior NHS manager, will be sentenced next year after being found guilty of plotting to defraud the NHS of more than £3m.

Huw Grove, from Bristol, and Terence Dixon, from Monmouth, were found guilty at Leeds Crown Court yesterday of charges of conspiracy to defraud after becoming involved in the plot against Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Neil Wood pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud at an earlier hearing and Lisa Wood pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering.

The trial, which started last month, heard that Neil Wood (41), who was employed by the Leeds and York NHS Trust, fraudulently gave £3m worth of contracts to a number of his friends and wife through a training and staff development firm.

The four defendants will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on January 8.

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