Whitehead’s case was heard at Chelmsford Crown Court today when prosecutor Anthony Abel applied for an extension of Whitehead’s custody time, which is due to expire this month.
The two-counsel hearing agreed that Whitehead will now remain in custody until after the April 9 hearing.
Defence David Bentley says a sentence will be reached at the day-long hearing in April.
Abel described the case as “a very substantial matter with a large number of counts.”
Whitehead is accused of fraud involving over £8m.