Oops! Former Man City Assistant Manager, Mark Aizlewood Jailed For Fraud

Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue sentenced to 6 and 7 years jail terms respectively.
Former Wales international Mark Aizlewood 58, and Paul Sugrue, 56 – whose past clubs include Manchester City, Middlesbrough and Cardiff City – were jailed at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

The two ex-professional footballers were sentenced for scamming millions from schools and colleges through a bogus sports leadership scheme.

Aizlewood was sentenced to six years and Sugrue was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Judge David Tomlinson said: “There was a serious detrimental effect on colleges of further education.”

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He said it involved “eye watering sums of Government money” under the pretext of helping disadvantaged people, adding: “This was quite simply shameful exploitation.”

Aizlewood, who played for clubs including Leeds United and Charlton Athletic, was Ian Rush’s assistant at the Deva Stadium during Chester’s 2004/2005 campaign – their first back in the Football League.

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But after a poor run of results, Aizlewood was sacked towards the end of the season without Rush’s knowledge, with Rush resigning soon after.

– The Chester Story.

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