He is accused of failing to provide information about the company’s pension scheme after it went into administration in 2016.
Chappell said he did “everything and more” to help The Pensions Regulator (TPR) but ended up being convicted of three charges under the Pensions Act 2004 during a previous trial.
During the trail he said that he could not provide information as he had been locked out of the group’s main headquarters after the firm collapsed. In response to this claim Judge Ashworth said: “I do not believe the defendant’s account at all.”
His sentencing will take place at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.