Friday 15 December 2017

Harry found not guilty

HARRY Redknapp has been cleared of charges of tax evasion and walked away from Southwark Crown Court with his reputation restored.

The Spurs boss, 64, and co-defendant Milan Mandaric, 73, both denied two counts of cheating the public revenue when Redknapp was manager of Portsmouth.

They were cleared of dodging tax amounting to £189,000 which was paid into an offshore bank account by Mandaric.

Both men claimed that the money was transferred as a gift and was not connected with events at Portsmouth.

Redknapp faced imprisonment and a huge fine if he had been found guilty, with obvious and disastrous consequences for Spurs’ Premier League title challenge.

Redknapp told reporters outside Southwark Crown Court he had been through a five-year long “nightmare”, adding that the case “should never have come to court”.

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