A second man has been charged after an investigation into allegations of financial irregularities involving a scheme to regenerate one of Wales' most deprived housing estates.
Police said a man, 35, from Manchester, had been charged with four offences of money laundering and one offence of fraud in relation to the Communities First scheme at Plas Madoc, Wrexham.
He was bailed and is due to appear before magistrates on 31 December.
The investigation continues.
On Tuesday, a 46-year-old man was charged with theft and fraud as part of the same investigation, and is also due in court in Mold on 31 December.
Another man, the scheme's finance officer Andy Bunning, and co-ordinator Miriam Beard, were suspended earlier this year after an auditor's report revealed management weaknesses and a "fundamental lack of financial control" within the Plas Madoc Communities First project.
Mr Bunning later resigned and Ms Beard was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing.
Word on the street is that Bunning will be done for admitting fraud against the CSA while the two men are said to be related to Miriam Beard.
The wider political question is what this scandal means for Communities First. Despite some examples of good practice, it's now widely accepted that CF has failed miserably to achieve what it set out to do within the poorest 180+ communities in Wales. That's because there were no benchmarks set at the outset, no targets set for completion and an overall failure to define the scheme's perameters. In short, it was a recipe for throwing money at impoverished communities in the hope they would improve.
This blog has mixed views of Communities First. Unlike Labour, we are not slavishly for the bureaucratic top-down scheme. Unlike the Tories, who want to stop funding altogether, we do believe that the poorest communities in Wales need capacity building to develop new employment and opportunities. We do not believe in abandoning these key areas. There are models of good practice in terms of how to engage with the local community and actually respond to their needs - Hightown in Wrecsam is one small example.
Unfortunately, the experience of the past two years suggests that Labour ministers want to bury their heads in the sand - not least in the way they have constantly trumpeted Caia Park Communities First as a model of good practice. More on that later.