Monday, February 06, 2012

Shelina Akhtar: Benefit Fraud

Councillor Shelina Akhtar (ex-labour)

Ex-Labour Councillor Shelina Akhtar (Tower hamlets) has been sacked* after being jailed for 16 weeks for benefit fraud, last month she admitted three counts of failing to notify a change of circumstances with regards to housing benefits for a rented property, the house she claimed benefits on was a rented property in her name.

*Correction, she hasn't been sacked, she is still a councillor pending appeal Source

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