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Three men charged on suspicion of bribing individuals at Barnsley Football Club

  • Three men have been charged following a report made by national newspaper in 2016.
  • The men allegedly took and made bribes at Barnsley Football Club.
  • City of London Police’s Fraud Squad launched a criminal investigation in November 2016

Today (Friday 31 August 2018) three men have been charged with bribery offences by officers from the City of London Police’s Fraud Squad.

Giuseppe Pagliara, 62, from George Street, Manchester and Dax Price, 47, Susans Lane, Sittingbourne were both charged with two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

Thomas Wright, 52, from Dark Lane, Barnsley was charged with two counts of accepting a bribe.

In September 2016, the City of London Police were provided information by a national newspaper about various football agents who were thought to be facilitating bribes with individuals at football clubs, between May and September 2016.  The information was reviewed by detectives and a criminal investigation was launched in November 2016.

The three men were interviewed on a voluntary basis between December 2016 and April 2017. Following today’s charges, they will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 24 September 2018.

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