Tuesday, July 5

Mote left to fight fraud allegations

UKIP reject Ashley Mote, was today stripped of his immunity from prosecution by fellow MEPs voting in Strasbourg.
Mote, who failed to declare nine charges of false accounting and one of making a false representation in relation to housing benefits, now looks certain to face the charges against him.
Before the vote in Strasbourg, Mote made a last ditch attempt to defend himself by writing to fellow MEPs. In his letter, Mote claimed the report which recommended his immunity be dropped was illegal. Nevertheless, this did not stop the overwhelming majority of parliamentarians from deciding that Mote should be left to fight the allegations.

Source: European Parliament Minutes

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