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.”