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Fraud claims at Hackney

A formal challenge to the accounts of Hackney Council, the troubled London borough hit by Labour group splits and allegations of fraud and racism, was made yesterday to the district auditor, Chris Koelhi.

Simon Matthews, Labour housing spokesman for the area, made allegations of corruption against fellow councillors. Steve Boggan