Driven To Crime: True stories of wrongdoing in motor racing

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Driven To Crime: True stories of wrongdoing in motor racing

Driven To Crime: True stories of wrongdoing in motor racing

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Clearly a troubled individual, his curious mixture of insecurities, ego and stupidity had combined to form a dangerous cocktail.

People lie, cheat, steal and even kill for a variety of reasons, one of which is to go motor racing, a particularly expensive and egotistical sport. As the director of accounting he was responsible for the management of the payment system and had detailed knowledge of the payment process. Remarkably, he found responsible employment yet again, in March 2015, by which time he was 51 and once again using his real name, James Cox. The elite who recognised it as the ultimate supercar of the time included celebrities such as Elton John, George Harrison and Rowan Atkinson. In defence of his 36-year-old client, Peter Warne told the court: ‘Munroe describes himself, or his creation, as “a monster which he could not stop”.In 1995, soon after joining the company, he had established ghost companies — Execom Management Services Ltd, Thinexcel Management Services Ltd and Business Visions Ltd — and registered them at his home address of Almond Close, Wokingham, with he and his wife listed as directors. This book will appeal not only to motor racing enthusiasts and cognoscenti on both sides of the Atlantic but also to anyone who enjoys reading about crime. Now going by the name James Munroe, he fooled himself that he was ready to live the second part of his childhood dream: he was going to become a racing driver. As disenchantment grew with what he felt was a meaningless existence, it simply fuelled his dreams more strongly. Less than a month after the well-publicised press launch, the McLaren was in action again at Silverstone for more testing on the national circuit.

With it all seeming so easy, the regularity with which he sent phoney invoices to his employers spiralled out of control. Immediately after the Brands Hatch race, Munroe funded an extravagant trip to the third round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Mosport in Canada for Goodwin and several AM Racing personnel. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After his arrest, he claimed that the executive cars were for use by company directors and that the season tickets were a legitimate business expense for entertaining clients.Cox was back in the news again as recently as December 2018 when, now aged 54, he absconded from an open prison in Norwich, having been allowed out for a pre-arranged medical appointment that he failed to attend. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

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