Major "COUGHING BOB" INGRAM MADE BANKRUPT

#1
Game show cheat Charles Ingram has been declared bankrupt.

The 41-year-old ex-Army major presented a Debtor's Petition to a judge at Bath County Court on November 25.


Ingram and his wife Diana, who were convicted of lying their way to the top prize in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, went to court in October to plead poverty and beg for financial mercy.

It has been reported that Ingram has debts of nearly £374,000, though the official figure has not been revealed.

Ingram used coughs from college lecturer Tecwen Whittock, who sat among the other contestants, to steer himself to the correct answers and the £1m jackpot.

Ingram, his wife and Whittock were convicted of deception and were fined £15,000 each, ordered to pay £10,000 costs and given 18-month suspended jail sentences.

Despite bankruptcy, Ingram could face a jail term if he fails to pay the £15,000 fine.

A spokeswoman from the Insolvency Service explained: "A fine imposed by a criminal court is not included when you are declared bankrupt.

"A person who has declared themselves bankrupt would therefore still have to pay this fine or face jail."


:twisted: :lol: :lol:
 
#2
Oh, wrong Ingram :(
 
#3
Do you know, the more I hear about Mr Ingram the more I feel sorry for him. He just comes across as a bumbling silly man who took a chance, and although I'm lost at how he made it to the rank of Major I think he's quite harmless.
 
#6
Bloody wedge heads cant trust any of them
 
#7
Ozgerbobble said:
Game show cheat Charles Ingram has been declared bankrupt.

The 41-year-old ex-Army major presented a Debtor's Petition to a judge at Bath County Court on November 25.


Ingram and his wife Diana, who were convicted of lying their way to the top prize in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, went to court in October to plead poverty and beg for financial mercy.

It has been reported that Ingram has debts of nearly £374,000, though the official figure has not been revealed.

Ingram used coughs from college lecturer Tecwen Whittock, who sat among the other contestants, to steer himself to the correct answers and the £1m jackpot.

Ingram, his wife and Whittock were convicted of deception and were fined £15,000 each, ordered to pay £10,000 costs and given 18-month suspended jail sentences.

Despite bankruptcy, Ingram could face a jail term if he fails to pay the £15,000 fine.

A spokeswoman from the Insolvency Service explained: "A fine imposed by a criminal court is not included when you are declared bankrupt.

"A person who has declared themselves bankrupt would therefore still have to pay this fine or face jail."


:twisted: :lol: :lol:
How much would he get for his wife? :twisted:
 

chimera

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#8
Not much - unless you wanted her for firelighters.
 
#9
Coughing Charles to give him his correct handle is a devious git. He lives in a rented house that must cost at least £1000 a month to rent - it was his military hiring before he was sacked; which, it should be remembered doesn't seem to stop him drawing an army pension - not sure why he gets special treatment, presumably something to do with edited One child at public school blah blah blah. Crooked as the proverbial stile, mile, old man etc all rolled into one. I think we should all declare ourselves bankrupt, cushy number.

On a lighter note - bloody funny if one finds oneself in the same Doctors waiting room as him or wife, all the septics on sick parade trying hard NOT to cough despite being sick as parrots!!
 
#10
My heart bleeds purple urine.
He was a crap OC and his wife, pah words fail me.
He should of been sentenced to life imprisonment with Jade Goody, not just a couple of weeks. :twisted:
 

chimera

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#11
HGVTOO said:
Do you know, the more I hear about Mr Ingram the more I feel sorry for him. He just comes across as a bumbling silly man who took a chance, and although I'm lost at how he made it to the rank of Major I think he's quite harmless.
If he had disappeared after his convition and eaten a large amount of humble pie then there might be a grain of sympathy. But the Grade 1 t*sser has lorded himself around the arse end of the celebrity circuit making himself (and therefore by implication the Army) a laughing stock.

I wonder what happended to his fees for all of those TV appearances? Obviously didnt go towards paying the fine.

And SKJOLD is right; he was a crap officer.
 
#13
Mike_2817 said:
He was not sacked... He was given a way out to resign on full pension rights which he took.
I am not defending this bloke (he is a total knob) but ... I think he was told to resign; if he hadn't he would have been discharged. It matters little because in both cases his pension rights would have remained intact as those have been earned as a result of contributions direct from salary over the course of his service. There was the same discussion over the KRH major binned for shagging his chief clerk. The result is the same. No job.
 
#14
Queensman said:
Coughing Charles to give him his correct handle is a devious git. He lives in a rented house that must cost at least £1000 a month to rent - it was his military hiring before he was sacked; which, it should be remembered doesn't seem to stop him drawing an army pension - not sure why he gets special treatment, presumably something to do with edited One child at public school blah blah blah. Crooked as the proverbial stile, mile, old man etc all rolled into one. I think we should all declare ourselves bankrupt, cushy number.

On a lighter note - bloody funny if one finds oneself in the same Doctors waiting room as him or wife, all the septics on sick parade trying hard NOT to cough despite being sick as parrots!!
The bit that was edited out of here was a reference to 'Freemasonry in the Royal Engineers' - Aren't we allowed to talk about that?

On the subject of the retention of pension rights - as I understood it; if one was given a custodial sentence, even it is suspended, one is automatically discharged from the service. If discharged, surely you lose your pension rights?
 
#16
Queensman said:
On the subject of the retention of pension rights - as I understood it; if one was given a custodial sentence, even it is suspended, one is automatically discharged from the service. If discharged, surely you lose your pension rights?
No I don't think that you automatically do even for a custodial sentence as that would be tantamount to being fined tens of thousands of quid. This bloke was certainly not granted any favours by the system; he was a tosser and we were well shot of him.
 
#17
I have had the mis-pleasure of working with this worm and he is a kn*b.

However, he committed his crimes after him reaching his pension point of 16 years service. Therefore he cannot have that removed ( he had served Queen and Country for the allotted time), it is the same as a soldier commiting an offence following reaching the 22 year point, his/her pension is not affected. The problem comes when ORs who have not reached the 22 year point commit offenses or officers who c*ck up befor their 16 year point. It is in this circumstance that pensions are lost due to them not fulfilling the time served criteria.

Before there is a multitude of e-mails about how it is unfair that officers' and ORs' pension rights are different the new pension scheme is equitable throughout the ranks (I think).

Regards

SF
 
#18
SF - thought that was the case.

Were you in 36?
 
#20
Chimera,

I was EOD attached to 36 in Bosnia in 1998/99 and had the mispleasure of working opposite the idiot when he was acting Regt 2IC. The RHQ main effort for 2 days was (according to him) finding his beret which he had lost in the cookhouse at BLMF :roll: :roll: :roll: .

What a nugget.[/quote]
 

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