Saturday, 28 May 2011

SFO cock up leads to £372,000 payout for 6 days in jail

AN ARISTOCRAT claims he has been promised £372,000 in taxpayer-funded compensation for the six days he spent in a British prison.

The Austrian multi-millionaire had been questioned by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office over allegations of bribery and corruption at aerospace company BAE.

But he was awarded the payout from the Government’s Central Funds after the SFO discontinued its inquiries.

On hearing about his compensation the count, whose homes include a London mansion and a Scottish castle, joked to an Austrian magazine: “I would have stayed four weeks had I known that.”

My comment: That works out at over £62,000 a day, not bad for a days work being banged up. Where do I apply? :)

Read the full story from the source  Express

No comments:

Post a Comment