Published: 00:00, 30 May 2019
Gillingham are paying off their former vice-chairman Michael Anderson.
Mr Anderson has been a director of the Gills for a decade but in 2017 was put under investigation in the US for allegedly defrauding the US military health care system of nearly six million dollars.
He is a director of the Gills but, according to a report recently released by club chairman Paul Scally, is demanding his money back.
The amount still owed by the club, in the form of a loan, is around £400,000 and Mr Scally says the club are “nibbling away at it as best we can”.
He added: “Michael Anderson’s issues are his issues and not mine, other than how they affect the football club.”
Mr Anderson, 66, initially came to the Gills in June 2009 and was soon made vice-chairman.
Mr Scally mentioned the ongoing issue in his recent chairman’s report, saying: “Mr Anderson is now demanding repayment of his loan to the club, which was not expected, nor planned for in our cash flows and is therefore a matter that we are trying to deal with at this present time.
“We have reduced his loan by paying circa £120k over the past 12 months and will continue to make monthly and additional payments, as best we can afford, until his loan is repaid in full.”