Three Investigators Accused Of Posing As West Ham United Execs During Stadium Quest
Three private investigators have denied posing as senior West Ham United execs "to spy on private documents for Tottenham Hotspur," according to Tristan Kirk of the London DAILY MAIL. Richard Michael Forrest, 30, Lee Stewart, 39, and Howard Hill, 58, "are accused of fraud by false representation while the two Premier League clubs were battling for control of the Olympic Stadium." It is alleged that accountancy firm PFK Senior Investigator Hill "was hired by Spurs to spy on West Ham" execs in '11. Judge Anthony Leonard "sent the case for trial, which will not take place until next year." The trio is accused of pretending to be West Ham execs as the two clubs "fought a protracted battle for control of the Stratford stadium" following last summer’s Games. Spurs "have since pulled out of the bid and West Ham are set to take residence at the 54,000 seat stadium" in '16 (DAILY MAIL, 4/2).