Tottenham manager Redknapp charged in tax offenses

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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been charged with offenses involving illegal tax avoidance while at Premier League club Portsmouth.

The British government’s Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday that Redknapp had been charged with two counts of “cheating the public revenue.”

Former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric was charged with the same offenses on Tuesday.

The charges follow an investigation by customs officials and London police into player transfers at Portsmouth.

The CPS alleges that Mandaric paid $295,000 into a Monaco bank account belonging to Redknapp to avoid paying tax and national insurance.

The pair will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Feb. 11.