Olympic Stadium - Not out of the woods yet

Discussion in 'The New Stadium' started by ghetto_spur, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. ghetto_spur

    ghetto_spur Well-Known Member

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    Seems like we're still very much involved with the legal ramifications here - even though we've dropped our bid.

    Should we be worried?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20327454

    Three charged over Olympic stadium bid spy claims

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    Three people have been charged over allegations of spying during the bid for the Olympic stadium.
    West Ham United and the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) alleged information was unlawfully obtained.
    The three men are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
    The charges come after allegations that Tottenham Hotspur FC spied on Olympic officials during the bidding process. The club has denied the claims.
    Richard Forrest, 30, of Furzefield, Crawley, Lee Stewart, 39, of More Lane in Esher, and Howard Hill, 58, of Shrigley Road South in Stockport, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 28 November.
    All three are on bail.
    Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient and West Ham had bid for the use of the stadium but Spurs lost out to West Ham in the race to become the OPLC's first choice to move into the stadium after the 2012 Games.
    A deal with West Ham and Newham Council to use the stadium in Stratford, east London, collapsed in October 2011.
    After the agreement collapsed the government announced that the stadium would remain in public ownership, but it will be rented out to an anchor tenant.
     
  2. beats1

    beats1 Well-Known Member

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    Nope we are out of the woods this is just to do with the claims we got the wrongdoing of West Ham illegally
     
  3. class of 62

    class of 62 Well-Known Member

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    if any of the 3 plead not guilty & go to trial then all the real shenanigans & enticements employed by the oplc to encourage levy/thfc to bid against westham/newham council for the olympic stadium will be revealed .

    a very good thing imho as it would reveal who was greasing who's palm at the oplc
     

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