The trial of two former CWS executives charged with corruption is scheduled to start at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, September 17. Former CWS general manager Allan Green and his deputy David Chambers are charged with corruptly accepting £1m each as inducements or rewards to ensure the CWS would show favour to a company called Hobson in awarding the extension of a supply agreement for own brand products. Paul Thomas, a solicitor instructed on behalf of Hobson, faces charges of aiding and abetting corruption. Former Hobson chief executive Andrew Regan faces charges of the theft of £2.4m from his company. A spokesman for the Serious Fraud Office said it was expected the case would take about three months. {{NEWS }}