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Football: Extensive Operation of the Tax Authorities in the UK and France

A vast operation involving 180 tax officers was conducted on Wednesday in the middle of the professional football season in the UK and France and several people were arrested, said the British tax authorities. Several English clubs were targeted.

A vast operation involving 180 tax officers was conducted Wednesday in the middle of the professional football season in the UK and France and several people were arrested, said the British tax authorities.

The British press said the clubs West Ham and Newcastle were targeted. The tax administration said in a statement it had “arrested several people working in professional football for suspected fraud to tax and social security contributions”. It added that the French authorities “helped the British investigation, arrests and searches in several places in France “ .

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