Robert Payne, who has represented Keighley West since May 2008, lost control of the running of his business and failed to pass on a £3,587 tax refund to a client.
Judge Goss sentenced Payne to eight weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12
months, with 100 hours’ unpaid work, and supervision from a probation
He refused to resign because he needed the £13,000-a-year allowance to pay back the person he defrauded.
Read the full story from the source Telegraph & Argus
A CRUEL councillor, Robert Payne, killed four pet cats by SMASHING them into the walls of his
Their battered bodies were found strewn around Robert Payne's house amid
shocking scenes of cruelty.
Magistrates in Bingley remanded him in custody because of the seriousness of
the offences. He will be sentenced next month.
Read the full story from the source The Sun
My comment: It's a ludicrous situation whereby a councillor who is guilty of serious fraud and of killing kittens can remain in office.
UPDATE 23rd December 2011: Ex-Bradford councillor jailed for swinging pet cats around his house.
He was jailed for five months for causing unnecessary suffering to the
kittens and was handed a month to be served consecutively for breaching a
previous suspended sentence for fraud.
My comment: If there is any justice in this world he will be sharing a cell with a cat lover.
Read the full story from the source Yorkshire Post
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