Thursday, 24 February 2011

Nelson town councillor admits laundering £90,000 cash

A TOWN councillor is facing jail after admitting £90,000 money laundering charges.

The defendant, who is a former borough councillor, appeared at Burnley Crown Court this week where he pleaded guilty to five counts of disguising, converting, or transferring criminal property, between 2005 and 2007.

However, he said the money laundered related to tax evasion and ‘other criminality’ and that he did not know it represented the proceeds of drug dealing.

Chairman of Nelson Town Council George Adam yesterday said he expected Ansar to stand down with immediate effect.

My comment: It makes you wonder how many councillors around the country are still getting away with it. 

Read the full story from the source This is Lancashire

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