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Watford under investigation by Football League over forged bank letter

Watford under investigation by Football League over forged bank letter 

Watford are under investigation by the Football League for allegedly supplying false financial information.

The Telegraph newspaper claims it has obtained a forged bank letter submitted when Gino Pozzo became the Hornets owner before the 2014-15 campaign.

Watford successfully won Premier League promotion within that season, and therefore could have points deducted or be fined if they are found to be at fault.

Watford told the Telegraph they are carrying out an internal inves­tiga­tion.

An EFL spokesman confirmed an investigation began in regards to  "serious allegations" and had contacted the club after receiving information from the newspaper.

He said Watford had been asked to "provide a full and detailed response to the allegations".

The Telegraph claims the "fabricated" document shows that the holding company which owns Watford, Hornets Investment Ltd, had enough money to be issued a bank guarantee of up to £7m and therefore allow Italian Pozzo to take control of the club.

SB

 

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