Filed: Tuesday, 5th July 2011
By: Staff Writer
The Olympic Park Legacy Company have announced that they are launching a private investigation into the cash-for-stadium row.
Last weekend's edition of the Sunday Times ran with a story claiming that West ham had paid OPLC employee Dionne Knight some £20,000 in consultancy fees.
West Ham hit back immediately by announcing they will be taking legal action against the newspaper and Tottenham Hotspur, who the club accuse of contravening data protection laws.
Today the OPLC responded to the newspaper's claims by confirming that they will be staging their own enquiry. A statement on their website read:
"Auditors Moore Stephens have been appointed to carry out this investigation into our procedures. They have put together a team led by their specialist forensic unit.
"We are also investigating the nature of the consultancy work that Dionne Knight undertook without our knowledge or permission. An independent barrister will be instructed to conduct the employment elements of this investigation.
"We will communicate the outcome of both investigations when the work is complete. We remain confident that the integrity of our processes has not been compromised."
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by Cottee Potty
02:20PM 5th Jul 2011
''What was this woman thinking? She knew her relationship could pose a problem, but it didn't occur to her that being paid by a bidder would look a bit dodgy. That's not to say it was dodgy, but surely she could see that it might raise eyebrows if not disclosed?''
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