Wednesday, July 25

Mote finally in the dock

Former UKIP MEP Ashley Mote's fraud trial began last week. Mote is alleged to have fleeced taxpayers out of more than £70,000 in false benefit claims so that he could lead an "extravagant lifestyle". Mote, now an independent MEP for South-east England, frequently dined out and took holidays in the US, France and the Caribbean. He allegedly claimed State benefits even though he was pocketing "substantial sums" of cash through business interests in two companies. Portsmouth Crown Court heard that the offences were committed between 1996 and 2002 – two years before Mote was elected to the European Parliament.

Unsuprisingly, Mote has denied false accounting, obtaining money transfers by deception, evading liability by deception and dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances. Let's hope he gets what he deserves...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see how much you Richard Corbett, the European Nationalist, costs the british taxpayer, i'll bet u dont fly economy, and how much do u get for merely signing your name on an attendance list for committes? . . . it aint guna be cheap i'll bet......

(I AM NOT defending Mote btw.)