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Lutfur Rahman criminal investigation widens but more staff needed

Lutfur Rahman criminal investigation widens but more staff needed

Operation Lynemouth, the Met’s criminal investigation into the Tower Hamlets First administration of Lutfur Rahman, has unearthed so many new lines of enquiry that it is running out of suitably qualified staff. Initially scheduled to report at the end of 2018 there is now a risk that this deadline will be missed. 

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We need to talk about Tower Hamlets

We need to talk about Tower Hamlets

By on February 18, 2018 in Comment, Corruption, Politics with 2 Comments

The conclusion of our four years close examination of local politics in Tower Hamlets is that corruption is so wide and so entrenched that the borough is beyond saving. It makes no difference who the electorate votes for,  the system will remain the same.

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Mayor Biggs relaunches Youth Services corrupted by Rahman

Mayor Biggs relaunches Youth Services corrupted by Rahman

By on February 15, 2018 in Lutfur Rahman, News, Youth Services with 0 Comments

Tower Hamlets rejuvenated Youth Services has been officially re-launched by Mayor John Biggs after being perverted for political purposes under the administration of Bigg’s predecessor. Youth Services staff under Lutfur Rahman are now believed to have carried out unauthorised spending in the region of £1,000,000 using Council payment cards.

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Electoral Commission chief grilled by Police & Crime Committee

Electoral Commission chief grilled by Police & Crime Committee

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee met at City Hall today to examine policing arrangements for the Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections. The Electoral Commission’s recent decision to allow Lutfur Rahman’s comeback vehicle, the ‘Aspire Party’ to be recognised was also scrutinised.

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Lutfur Rahman struck off – anyone give a corrupt ex-solicitor a job?

Lutfur Rahman struck off – anyone give a corrupt ex-solicitor a job?

By on December 20, 2017 in Corruption, Lutfur Rahman, Tower Hamlets with 2 Comments

Ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman’s name was struck from the solicitors roll today as all charges brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) were found proved.

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