Saturday, 26 November 2011

Bradford Councillor, convicted fraudster and cat killer


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 officer.

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

Cat killer

A CRUEL councillor, Robert Payne,  killed four pet cats by SMASHING them into the walls of his home. 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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  1. this makes me sick to the pit of my stomach.
    sack him and give him a 2 yr custodial sentence
    How the hell can someone of sound mind do something as sick as this?

  2. I agree but unfortunately you can't sack an elected representative. In addition, unless they are given a prison sentence longer than 6 months they normally can't be forced out of office by the council,

    The law needs changing so any elected representative found guilty of a criminal offence should be barred from office.

  3. Elected Councillors can be removed from office if they are convicted of an offense which carries a prison sentence of more than 3 months,This is the reason he remained in office after his first fraud conviction,because it didn't carry a prison sentence,Only after he murdered the 4 Cats did he receive a prison sentence of 5 months and was removed from office,Payne is currently in prison again serving 2 years after being sentenced last December 2013 of fraud again,.He was last heard of before his recent conviction living in Blackpool under the false name of Robert G Bach. .This 'person' is a Narcissistic Psychopath who needs monitoring.

  4. Recent fraud story here