The former director of Island Harbour and former BHS owner is on trial for failing to give details about pensions.
Dominic Chappell faces three charges of failing to hand over information on the BHS pensions scheme to the Pensions Regulator after it collapsed – he denies the charges.
BHS was bought for £1 from Sir Philip Green in 2015 by Retail Acquisitions (RAL), which 51-year-old Chappell was in charge of.
BHS went bust in April 2016, leaving a £571m pensions deficit. RAL went into liquidation last year.
The trial at Brighton Magistrates’ Court – which is due to last four days – continues tomorrow (Tuesday).