3 Men Charged with Computer Hacking at FA by Police

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2013

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Greater Manchester police have charged three men over allegations of computer hacking at the Football Association.

Sky News has the details:

Dean Mohareb, 30, from Woodley, Stockport, has been charged with perverting the course of justice and unauthorised access to computer data.

Liam Cliff, 18, from Manchester and Vincent Rossi, 46, from Wilmslow, have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

The charges come during a week that has seen the National Crime Agency charge two English men over alleged match-fixing claims, reported by BBC News. Although six were originally held, a seventh person has been arrested in an ongoing investigation.

News of computer hacking at the FA does little to rejuvenate spirits, especially when it is considered that vital information could be leaked from English football's governing body.

The aforementioned trio will now appear at Stockport Magistrates Court on Dec. 5, 2013.