November 11, 2009
And so ex-UKIP MEP Tom Wise has been jailed for fraudulently claiming £39,000 in allowances from the European Parliament. He used his monthly staff allowance to pay for “fine wines” and other personal expenditure.
His researcher, Lindsay Jenkins, was cleared of all charges after Wise admitted that documents he had her sign were blank at the time.
Just a thought – but does anyone out there know if any movement has been made to reclaim the £538,290 in “unduly paid” expenses that Den Dover owed the European Parliament when he was awarded a medal from the very same institution for his “vital contribution” as his term came to an end in the summer?
(This is the kind of thing that caused Chris Davies MEP to go beserk at the Lib Dem conference – see here if you haven’t already)Open Europe blog team