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Storrie in court over tax charge

Peter Storrie arriving at court on Monday
Mr Storrie said he will defend himself in the "strongest possible terms."

Portsmouth Football Club chief executive Peter Storrie has appeared in court on a tax evasion charge.

He appeared before City of Westminster magistrates accused of one count of cheating the public revenue between July 1, 2003 and November 28, 2007.

It is alleged he concealed a signing-on fee for midfielder Amdy Faye, on which tax and national insurance was not paid, by paying it via an agent.

Mr Storrie, 57, was bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 20 January.

Dressed in a dark blue suit, striped shirt and spotted tie, he spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth at the hearing.

The details of his charge allege that between July 1 2003 and November 28 2007 he "cheated the public revenue" over a signing-on fee from Amdy Faye's move from Auxerre to Portsmouth.

The case was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing.

Storrie has already stated that he will defend himself in the "strongest possible terms" against the charge.



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