LONDON (AP) -- An accountant for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi has told a fraud trial that two of their personal assistants spent on average $124,000 a month using the couple's credit cards.
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The two assistants, Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, are accused of spending the couple's money on hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth of luxury clothing, handbags, first-class travel and hotel stays for themselves.
The sisters deny the charges.
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Accountant Rahul Gajjar told jurors on Thursday he suspected the sisters' spending habits but didn't tell his employers because it was too trivial.
Earlier, a judge read an email from Saatchi in which he alleged that Lawson abused drugs extensively and allowed their staff to spend as long as they covered up her drug use.