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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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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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Lutfur Rahman verdict – solicitors tribunal judgement imminent

Lutfur Rahman verdict – solicitors tribunal judgement imminent

By on December 19, 2017 in Corruption, Lutfur Rahman with 0 Comments

Lutfur Rahman may discover the reality of his future careers options as early as today as the formal judgement by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal seems to be nearing a conclusion. 

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Tribunal hears evidence of Rahman’s corrupt use of council grants

Tribunal hears evidence of Rahman’s corrupt use of council grants

By on December 19, 2017 in Corruption, Data Stories, Lutfur Rahman with 0 Comments

Evidence of the corrupt allocation of council grants by Lutfur Rahman and Tower Hamlets First has been given at Rahman’s solicitor tribunal hearing.

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