An independent investigation into alleged corruption within Allerdale council has been launched following a complaint by a local businessman.
The claims are now being investigated by Cumbria County Council’s legal department and will involve interviews with several Allerdale council employees, with the results expected next month.
In March, Councillor Mark Fryer, portfolio holder for economic growth, called for a full and independent investigation into claims which, “if substantiated”, would be “very serious indeed”.
They included “totally inappropriate behaviour towards a local employer by one or more council officers which may amount to abuse of office for personal gain”.
My comment: Abuse of office for personal gain is not something another council should be investigating for them. The Police should investigate because it is, potentially, a criminal offence.
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