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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 September 2005, 15:51 GMT 16:51 UK
Football manager denies charges
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Five people currently or previously connected to the club face charges
Boston United manager Steve Evans and four other people connected with the football team have appeared in a London court, all denying fraud charges.

Club general manager John Blackwell, director Brian James, former chairman Pat Malkinson and ex-club accountant Ian Lee were at Southwark Crown Court.

They are each charged with conspiracy to cheat the public revenue and all entered pleas of not guilty.

The trial date has been set for 18 Sept and is expected to last for four weeks.

Boston United officials have said they will not comment on the matter but have previously said there are contingency plans in place should the trial take place during football season.

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