Mandaric and Redknapp face tax evasion charges

Premier League manager Harry Redknapp and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric will appear in court today charged with tax evasion.

Premier League manager Harry Redknapp and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric will appear in court today charged with tax evasion.

Redknapp, 62, the Tottenham Hotspur boss, and Mandaric, 71, are jointly accused of two counts of cheating the public revenue.

The charges concern two payments, totalling $295,000 (€214,000), from Mandaric to Redknapp via a bank account in Monaco, allegedly evading the tax and National Insurance contributions due between April 1 2002 and November 28 2007.

Former Portsmouth manager Redknapp and Mandaric, now chairman of Leicester City Football Club, were charged on separate dates last month. Both men denied any wrong-doing.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges followed an investigation by the City of London Police and HM Revenue and Customs.

The pair are due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. It will be the first time they have faced a court in relation to the charges.

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