OPLC launches ‘forensic’ investigation

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has issued a statement confirming it is to launch an independent investigation into its internal stadium procedures as a result of allegations made in the Sunday Times about employee Dionne Knight.

Knight is the OPLC staff member who also allegedly carried out paid consultancy work for West Ham, the club that has successfully bid to anchor the Olympic Stadium post Games.

Auditor Moore Stephens has been appointed to carry out the investigation into procedures.

OPLC said the team would be led by the auditor’s specialist forensic unit.

In my experience of these things, it has always got a bit serious when the word “forensic” is used.

Any way, here is the rest of the statement.

“We are also investigating the nature of the consultancy work that Dionne Knight undertook without our knowledge or permission. An independent barrister will be instructed to conduct the employment elements of this investigation.

“We will communicate the outcome of both investigations when the work is complete. We remain confident that the integrity of our processes has not been compromised.”

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News Editor of CoStar News, a commercial property news service. Regular blogger on the London 2012 Olympics and what it means for property and the the regeneration of East London
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