said the money was paid to Elaine Whitfield Sharp in 1997 in return for staying at her Massachusetts home, awaiting Louise's trial.
But trial judge John Rogers QC said the jury could not be certain that the cash paid to the Woodwards
had not been donated to them personally.
's father was desperate to hang on to cash donated to help her fight a murder charge, a court heard yesterday.
Ed Hyslop had led a management buyout at Woodward
Foodservice in 2005 in a deal backed by Icelandic investor Baugur.
He told them that he had concluded that there was evidence upon which the jury could decide that the invoice was false and clear evidence "that the false invoice caused the trustees to pay pounds 9,113 to the Woodwards
THE father of killer nanny Louise Woodward
was furious at suggestions he should donate spare cash from his daughter's appeal fund to the Church, a court heard yesterday.
The fund allegedly defrauded by the Woodwards
was set up after former au pair Louise was charged with the murder of baby Matthew Eappen in his Massachusetts home.
The case was referred to the court by the Attorney General on a point of law after Judge John Rogers QC agreed with the Woodwards
' defence team there was no case to answer at their original trial.
, both aged 44, now estranged, are alleged to have forged an invoice for non-existent accommodation costs before and during their daughter's trial in November 1997.
Mr Lever said because the Woodwards
thought the claim would be paid "on the nod", they fell into a trap of not preparing it as carefully as they could, making errors with Mrs Sharp's name and postcode.
During her absence Mr Bashir was dropped off outside the Woodwards
' red brick detached house.
"I said `Well, it's not for you to sort the money out because the solicitor has said it's not your money - it was set up for a different reason...to help people like the Woodwards
to look after their kids when they get into trouble.