MEP jailed for benefit fraud but keeps job!

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Taz_786, Sep 4, 2007.

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  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Are you suggesting sir, that the European parliament is full of corrupt people, or that the very system itself is not only supportive of corruption, but is itself, corrupt to the core?

    How dare you, [slaps with glove], I demand my right to defend the EU!

    Ooooh looordy, what is hapenning to me, am I going mad?
  3. Absolutely barking.

    Now if you wouldn't mind signing the recruiting Sgts form, we'll find somewhere nice and quiet to relax... theres a good fellow.
  4. Just how much money is an MEP on that he would need to cheat benefits to get by?

    And you need to have a prison term of over a year to be booted out? I supose the guy with kiddie porn on his home or office PC, who gets 9 months for it, knows his job is safe?
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Yep. It's not so much having to resign, or being sacked due to disgraceful behaviour and subsequent loss of honour, it's more to do with the amount of time they can reasonably expect you not to be in the office.

    9 months, they can live with, but a year? That would look bad.

  6. This is a total disgrace there should be a new law introduce that if a MEP receives any kind of jail sentence etc they should have not be able to represent this country in the European parliament etc
  7. I find it ironic that he is a (ex) member of UKIP. Perhaps he was trying to get us out of Europe by bankrupting the EU?
  8. If you ever get done for anything, you know which case to quote.
  9. They have given us into the hands of the new unhappy lords,
    Lords without anger and honour, who dare not carry their swords.
    They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
    They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
    And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
    Their doors are shut in the evenings; and they know no songs.

    We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
    Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
    It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
    Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst.
    It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
    God's scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
    But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
    Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

  10. Same thing happened to an Italien women who´s job it was to control the Eurocrats fraud,the guilty EMP´s got off and the woman got sacked!!

    There´s a group of Italians that work I believe as couriers,they work the minimum length of time to get a pension and then go on the sick so that one of their mates from their home town can get their job!At least some of the ordinary people are ripping off the EU and not just the politicians. :twisted:
  11. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator tosser. Its old news 2004, twisted as usual - nothing to do with the EU, UK benefit fraud.

    As a footnote, you can only be an MEP if eligible in country of origin - therefore the same rules must apply for UK MP's................bless em.

    UKIP removed their whip from Ashley Mote on 15 July 2004 after learning that he faced trial over allegations of housing benefit fraud. Mote failed to advise his party managers of the impending court case, and it only came to their attention when an article appeared in the The Daily Telegraph a few days after the European Union's election.[5] The newspaper reported that he was facing nine charges of false accounting and one of making a false representation. Ashley Mote tried to seek legal immunity from prosecution from the European Union and applied during 2004 to the Legal Committee of the European Parliament for immunity from prosecution. After 7 months' consideration, the Legal Committee adopted the report by Klaus-Heiner Lehne (EPP-ED, DE) proposing that Parliament should waive the immunity, and made a ruling not to give Mote immunity from the criminal proceedings against him.[6]

    The criminal proceedings against Mote were taken over by government lawyers in late 2005 from Chichester Distict Council. He somehow managed to get reporting restrictions imposed on the court proceedings. On 17 August 2007 Mote was found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court on 21 counts - of frauds amounting to £73,000 (€109,500, US$146,000) - and acquitted on four discrete and minor charges brought separately by the Department of Work and Pensions.[7] On September 4 he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment,[8] avoiding suspension of his seat as his sentence was less than the statutory 12month period.
  12. For once Id like to hear Svens view on this :roll: