Tottenham boss Redknapp in court for tax evasion

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp appeared in court today to face trial for tax evasion.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp appeared in court today to face trial for tax evasion.

Redknapp denies two counts of cheating the public revenue when he was manager of Portsmouth Football Club.

He appeared behind bullet-proof glass at Southwark Crown Court to face charges alongside former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric.

The first charge alleges that, between April 1 2002 and November 28 2007, Mandaric paid 145,000 US dollars (£93,100) into a bank account held by Redknapp in Monaco, to avoid paying income tax and National Insurance.

The second charge for the same offence relates to a sum of 150,000 US dollars (£96,300) allegedly paid by Mandaric to the same account between May 1 2004 and November 28 2007.

Serbian Mandaric is now chairman of Sheffield Wednesday, having previously worked at Leicester.

The trial is due to last two weeks.

 

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