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Footballer freed in fraud inquiry

 Pascal Chimbonda
Pascal Chimbonda was one of nine people arrested

Premier League player Pascal Chimbonda has been released from police bail by officers investigating allegations of football corruption.

The France and Tottenham defender had been arrested last September by officers from the City of London Police on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

The 29-year-old's arrest was part of an ongoing football corruption investigation by the force.

A total of eight other people remain on bail in connection with the inquiry.

Many well-known names from the world of football have been arrested in connection with the investigation but no-one has been charged.

These arrested include Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp, his club managing director Peter Storrie and the club's former owner and chairman Milan Mandaric.

Others arrested are former Portsmouth and Newcastle player Amdy Faye, agent Willie McKay, Birmingham City co-chairman David Sullivan and managing director Karren Brady and an unnamed 61-year-old accountant detained in Manchester.

Redknapp won his claim in the High Court last month that the warrant obtained by City of London Police to search his Dorset home last November was unlawful.

All those arrested deny any wrongdoing.


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