Cheick Tiote granted bail after denying fraud charges

Tiote denies fraud charges
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Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote denies charges of fraud, resulting in a trial date set for October 28.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has reportedly denied fraud in relation to driving offences in court today.

The 27-year-old, who was stopped by police in February this year, has been accused of using a fake Belgian driving licence in order to obtain a licence in the UK.

The Ivorian has also been charged with fraud by false representation and making a false statement to gain insurance in September 2011, according to BBC News.

Tiote has been granted bail and ordered to attend trial at Newcastle Crown Court on October 28.

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