By Daniel Hunter
Harry Redknapp's tax evasion trial is believed to have cost £1.3 million, according to HM Revenue & Customs.
There were rumours that the case, in which both Redknapp and his co-defedant Milan Mandaric were acquitted, had cost in excess of £8 million.
It said the costs of investigations into Mr Redknapp, Milan Mandaric and Peter Storrie cost less than £300,000 while Crown Prosecution Service costs were almost £1 million.
"The fact is it has cost us less than £300,000 and whilst we would rather have won the case, the important thing was to get the facts in front of a jury - and that has happened," said a spokesman for the tax authorities.
"There's been a lot of nonsense talked about the cost of this investigation to HMRC."
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