May 092010
 May 9, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

David Leppard:

The wife of the tycoon at the centre of a £400m divorce is to hand secret files on his dealings with the super-rich to the taxman.

Michelle Young, 45, who is divorcing her husband Scot, is to give HM Revenue & Customs a computer disk containing hundreds of pages of emails and other documents outlining his dealings in property, shares and film companies over the past five years.

The files were held on the hard drive of a laptop computer used by the tycoon. He believed he had deleted them before handing the laptop to his estranged wife to help their children Scarlet, 17, and Sasha, 15, study for exams.

She hired private detectives, including the former head of Scotland Yard’s computer crime unit, to examine the laptop and they recovered a large amount of encrypted material.

Read more in Times Online.

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