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Ex West Ham player facing fraud and money laundering charges

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A former Premier League footballer has been charged with fraud and money laundering.

Blair Turgott, an ex-West Ham youth player, is due to appear in court later this month following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's fraud and linked crime online (Falcon) unit.

The 22-year-old, of Ravensmead Road in Bromley, faces one count of fraud by false representation and one count of converting criminal property.

Turgott made one first-team appearance for the Hammers, in the FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest in January 2014.

The winger had risen through the youth ranks at the east London club, also being loaned out to the likes of Colchester United and Bradford City.

He left West Ham to join Coventry City, and spent last season with Leyton Orient.

He spent this season playing for Bromley in the National League.

Turgott is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday April 28.