Bolton chairman pledges to fight perjury and fraud allegations

BOLTON Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has vowed to defend himself and the football club against perjury and fraud allegations.

The 62-year-old boss at the Macron Stadium club is due to appear before magistrates along with former manager Sammy Lee and ex-player Gavin McCann – who are accused of perjury - next month.

Mr Gartside will answer up to five allegations of perjury and one of fraud. The club itself must also face charges of making false contracts in June and July, 2007.

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