Dr Michael Smurfit has strenuously denied that he has any case to answer in relation to money that went astray after Smurfit paid £68m for a Spanish packaging company eleven years ago. A Spanish prosecutor is trying to make the Smurfit group chairman face trial for alleged "necessary co-operation in the misappropriation by third parties". A decision on whether Dr Smurfit does face trial is expected to be made by a Spanish court in the next month.