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British "Millionare" winner says he'll sue

Sep 26, 2001 | 9:16am EDT

With Britain's ITV still refusing to broadcast an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in which Major Charles Ingram won the top prize, Ingram has decided to sue the program for his winnings, plus legal costs and interest. Authorities are investigating claims that Ingram received the winning answer by a confederate sitting in the audience who coughed four times while Ingram was considering his final answer.

In a statement on Tuesday, Ingram's lawyers said: "Mr. Ingram has reluctantly taken this important legal step, but feels his hand has been forced by the non disclosure of the allegations against him. Mr. Ingram hopes he will be vindicated by the successful conclusion of this claim."

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