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Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Spurs investigators charged with fraud

AP

LONDON — Three people were charged with fraud Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations that Premier League club Tottenham spied on Olympic officials during its failed bid to take over London's Olympic Stadium.

Three men were charged with illegally obtaining information on the stadium process following accusations made by West Ham and the Olympic Park Legacy Company, police said.

OPLC chair Margaret Ford alleged last year that Tottenham ordered surveillance by private investigators on all 14 members of her board during the bidding to decide what team would move into the $745 million stadium after the 2012 Games. The north London club denied any wrongdoing.

The men arrested were identified as Richard Forrest, Lee Stewart and Howard Hill. They were ordered to appear in court on Nov. 28.



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