Auditor hired to investigate 2012 stadium deal

The company that decided the post-games future of London’s 2012

Olympic Stadium has appointed an independent auditor to investigate

how one of its employees was able to act as a paid consultant to

West Ham’s successful tenancy bid.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company says it has appointed

accountancy firm Moore Stephens and will also hire an independent

lawyer to look at the case of Dionne Knight, who has been suspended

as director of corporate services during the investigation.

West Ham paid Knight for advice and beat fellow Premier League

soccer club Tottenham for the right to move to the stadium.

But the OPLC says ”we remain confident that the integrity of

our processes has not been compromised.”