Friday, 1 April 2011

Police launch probe into expense claims of council chairman

POLICE have been asked to investigate expenses claims made by the chairman of Derbyshire County Council.

Conservative councillor Robin Baldry has been the authority's public face since June 2009, running council meetings, presenting awards and performing other civic duties.

He faces an inquiry after a routine review by the council's internal auditors of expenses relating to mileage and meals found "irregularities".

A police spokesman confirmed a "criminal complaint has been referred to the force by Derbyshire County Council"

My comment: I doubt the council would involve the Police for a minor transgression. 

Read the full story from the source This is Derbyshire

Updated 16th September 2011: Police question former council chairman over expense claims.

A Derbyshire police spokesman has now confirmed that a 69-year-old, understood to be Mr Baldry, has been interviewed by officers.

"He said this was part "of an investigation into theft and fraud allegations".

My comment: I await the outcome with interest. 

Read the full story from the source This is Derbyshire

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