A former Premier League footballer is among four people who have been charged with fraud related to a charity they ran.
Sam Sodje, 37, who played for clubs including Reading, West Bromwich Albion, Brentford and Leeds United, was charged with fraudulent trading on Friday following an investigation by the National Crime Agency into alleged irregularities at his charity, the Sodje Sports Foundation.
Bright Sodje, 50, Efetobore Sodje, 34, and Stephen Sodje, 42, were also charged with the same offence.
All four have been bailed until 14 November, when they are due appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The Charity Commission website says the Sodje Sports Foundation’s charitable objects included education and training for young people.