Thursday, July 04, 2013

Leicestershire councillor convicted of benefit fraud

From the Leicester Mercury earlier this week:
A Conservative councillor has been convicted of failing to declare he was working as a bus driver while he was claiming benefits. 
Councillor Chris Boothby appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court to plead guilty to two offences, after he was prosecuted by the Department of Work and Pensions. 
The 47-year-old, from Ratby, is the Conservative member for Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton on Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, but has been suspended from the authority's group since he was charged in October.
With thanks to Rutland's own Martin Brookes.

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