BREAKING NEWS: Bid for injunction against sale of ex-Northampton Town chairman’s home adjourned by court

Northampton Borough Council is seeking an injunction to stop either David Cardoza, his father Anthony or his wife Christina from selling a house at a court case in Birmingham tomorrow.
Northampton Borough Council is seeking an injunction to stop either David Cardoza, his father Anthony or his wife Christina from selling a house at a court case in Birmingham tomorrow.

The case being brought by Northampton Borough Council against the wife of former Cobblers chairman David Cardoza has been adjourned.

The hearing was due to take place this morning at the District Registry of the High Court in Birmingham.

Northampton Borough Council is seeking an injunction to block the former Cobblers chairman from selling an unfinished £1 million house as it seeks to recoup its lost £10.25 million.

However, the case has been adjourned until May 20. The Chronicle & Echo understands that an injunction regarding the house is in place until the date of the adjournment.

The authority is taking steps to prevent the sale of David and his wife Christina Cardoza’s former home in Golf Lane, Chapel Brampton.

The property, which has an estimated price around the £1 million mark, is currently a building site after work halted on a renovation scheme there.

Mr Cardoza had plans approved to rebuild the six-bedroom structure in June 2014, complete with a cinema room, plant room and family room.

But the borough council, which loaned Northampton Town Football Club £10.25 million over the course of 2013 and 2014 when Mr Cardoza and his father Anthony were directors, is now applying to halt the sale of the house.

The property, which a council spokeswoman confirmed was called “Cheriton”, is in the name of Christina Cardoza.

Yesterday spokeswoman for the borough council said: “The borough council applied for an interim injunction to prevent the sale of Christina Cardoza’s house.

“Christina, Anthony and David Cardoza, have been named in the proceedings.

“We have taken this action against the Cardozas as part of our pursuit of the £10.25 million loan made by Northampton Borough Council to Northampton Town Football Club, of which David and Anthony Cardoza were directors.

“The borough council took on the right to pursue the debt from the football club under the memorandum of understanding signed with the club’s new owners and we have made it clear that we do intend to take the action needed both to find out what happened and to recover the public money that has not been repaid.”