Soccer Operator's Tax Fraud Evidence Too Late, Exec Says

Law360, London (October 29, 2019, 11:18 AM GMT) -- A billionaire businessman on Tuesday slammed a reported decision by a soccer pitch operator embroiled in an accounting scandal to hand over materials to U.K. authorities, calling it “far too little, too late." 

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, whose company has approached Goals Soccer Centres PLC over a possible buyout, criticized reports that the five-a-side pitch operator had asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate an apparent fraud in its accounts. Sky News reported on Monday that Goals Soccer had given the SFO a dossier of evidence in connection with a multimillion-pound "black hole."

Ashley, who accused Goals Soccer of obstructing his efforts to...

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