In January, a pair of hairdressed men in Bristol were arrested after a video of them performing a hairdo was released online.
One of them, a 24-year-old man named Tom, told police he had been “tempted” by the pair, but said he did not know their names.
The other, a 34-year old man named Alex, said he had heard the men had been accused of “shooting” their hairdos and that they had been charged with “defrauding customers”.
The pair were also filmed performing a “shoe-to-toe” lift on each other.
The video went viral and, when the men were arrested, the video had attracted nearly a million views on YouTube.
The men, who had been given the name “Tucker”, “Jack”, “John” and “Derek”, had been arrested on suspicion of fraud and conspiracy to defraud the public, although the charges were later dropped.
On Tuesday, the men, along with the women in their family, were arrested in Bristol for “attempted fraud and breach of probation”.
“The prosecution made an allegation that these men were members of a gang that were attempting to deface the premises and destroy property,” the Crown Prosecution Service said.
“The men denied the allegation and stated that the allegation was false and that the men acted on their own initiative.”
However, both men were charged with possessing false documents and with two counts of “defacing” a person’s property.
Tom and Alex have both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court heard that they are now expected to appear in court on November 25.
Tom has already pleaded guilty to both charges, while Alex has pleaded not trial.
The Bristol Daily Mail reports that the trial will take place in Bristol Crown Court, with Tom appearing via video link and Alex appearing via text.
The trial continues.
In the US, a man who posted the video to Facebook in February 2015 was sentenced to three years probation and a $500 fine for attempting to use the internet to “spread hate”.
A woman who shared the video in December 2016 was sentenced for “fraudulent misrepresentation” and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
Earlier this year, another man was jailed for eight months after he admitted to “defaming” a woman on Twitter.