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Nothing Yet, but Bungs Inquiry Goes On
London Telegraph, December 21st, 2006 4:01PM

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While most reports in the press claim that Premier League managers have been taken off the hook by the bungs report prepared by investigator Lord Stevens, the Telegraph's Henry Winter says all the talk about a big cover-up is "hogwash." This year's January transfer window will be "the most transparent ever," he says. "Only a fool would dare solicit a bung with this intense level scrutiny." Bungs are bribes or any kind of illegal, under-the-table incentive offered to a manager or agent to make a deal happen. A BBC report a few months exposed the so-called bung-culture that pervades in England's Premier League. At least one agent is being charged with fraud by Stevens' inquiry, but the investigation isn't over yet, by any means. Stevens isn't yet naming any names involved in the inquiry, as no one has been formally charged with anything yet-and rightly so, says Winter. The press and the public both expressed their displeasure that nothing concrete had yet come of Stevens investigation. "We still have work to do," Stevens said, adding: "There is innuendo and speculation, but we're in the business of evidence." Read the original story...


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