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A Metropolitan Police denied membership of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.
Benjamin Hannam, 22, in charge of the police, denied three charges when he appeared at the Old Bailey in London on Monday.
The first allegations that Hannam allegedly belonged or was a member of the banned National Organization for Action between December 2016 and September 2017.
National Action is an extremist group banned under the Terrorism Act in December 2016.
He also alleged that he had not made two fraud charges with false statements regarding the police application and investigation forms.
In his application to join the Met in July 2017, he allegedly lied about his membership in the extremist group.
The charges state that, contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the 2006 Fraud Act, he claimed he was not a member of the National Action, an organization similar to the BNP.
Hannam was indicted in July following an investigation carried out by the Met Counter Terrorism Command.
Scotland Yard said he was suspended from duty.
Released on bail, the defendant faces a four-week trial starting March 1.
Another pre-trial hearing was held for February 1.