Businessman Paul Andrew Self (52), who planned to develop La Folie pub and park a cruise ship in the harbour to use as a hotel, is facing nine charges of forgery and obtaining money by false pretences.
The prosecution case, led by Crown Advocate David Cadin, finished yesterday, but legal argument dominated most of the afternoon.
Yesterday, two of Mr Self’s former business partners took the witness stand and claimed that both their signatures had been forged.
The credibility of the witnesses was questioned by defence advocate Olaf Blakeley, who suggested that Mr Self’s ex-partner, Bryan Williamson, deliberately altered his own signature. Mr Williamson replied: ‘That is crazy and is not true at all.’
Mr Self denies forging Mr Williamson’s signature on cheques alleged to be worth over £25,000. The trial continues.