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Ex-MP jailed for expenses fraud

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Its a funny old world.

An elected official defrauds the taxpayer of 20k and he gets 18 months.

An individual defrauds the industry I work in to the tune of "only" 246,000 and the police don't want to know.
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An elected official defrauds the taxpayer of 20k and he gets 18 months.

An individual defrauds the industry I work in to the tune of "only" 246,000 and the police don't want to know.
Hi Steve

Though I agree with your specific, I think you have to look beyond the size of the fraud in financial terms, and the broader picture/implications.

Having a similar discussion about how society asigns punishment levels elsewhere and it throws up various illogical events.

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yeah I know, I'm just bitter that I'm not going to get the satisfaction of putting a blatant fraudster behind bars where she belongs. Better part of a years work down the swanny because the police have bigger fish to fry with their limited anti-fraud budget.
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yeah I know, I'm just bitter that I'm not going to get the satisfaction of putting a blatant fraudster behind bars where she belongs. Better part of a years work down the swanny because the police have bigger fish to fry with their limited anti-fraud budget.
Hi Steven

Well in keeping with frying theme, there is more than one way to fry a fish. My first port of call would be a anonymous letter with all the facts to the local media outlets. Not just one but several and mention the police's lack of interest. If this person is part of a professional body, then they have anti-corruption or ethical standards boards that could be interested.
The internet provides a viral network to get a story noticed so chose one wisely and let the dice role in that environment. Or bizzarely you could speak to your local MP, they are duty bound to listen and give advice.

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Well in keeping with frying theme, there is more than one way to fry a fish. My first port of call would be a anonymous letter with all the facts to the local media outlets. Not just one but several and mention the police's lack of interest. If this person is part of a professional body, then they have anti-corruption or ethical standards boards that could be interested.
The internet provides a viral network to get a story noticed so chose one wisely and let the dice role in that environment. Or bizzarely you could speak to your local MP, they are duty bound to listen and give advice.

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Unfortunately although she has been struck off by the authorising body she's done a runner and no one can trace her. My hunch is she's in Spain or Cyprus. Wouldn't be the first time.

Back to the OP subject though, was Chayter one of the three who was trying to claim immunity from public prosecution?
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Back to the OP subject though, was Chayter one of the three who was trying to claim immunity from public prosecution?
Yes, he was.
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Just need Jim Devine to fess up and make it a clean sweep.

To be honest the only thing about the whole saga that suprised me was that it suprised anyone at all. Not like there was no precedent.
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Tory Lord Taylor is at present standing trial for a similar fraud, his main defense seems to be that everyone was doing it.
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