League Two side Macclesfield Town have been charged with four counts of financial irregularities today by the FA.
Three of the charges relate to a grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund for the Estate Road Stand that was finished in 2002. The fourth charge relates to the club's accounting records.
Macclesfield Chairman Robert Bickerton has stated that the Club has co-operated fully with the investigation, but would not be making any more statements until the hearing. The Silkmen have 14 days to respond to the charges.
Macclesfield won the Conference in 1997 but, after a strong start to Football League life, have struggled both on and off the pitch recently and currently lie just three points off the bottom of League Two. If found guilty of the charges, the FA have the power to deduct points and impose sanctions against the club.