Thursday, 6 December 2012

Former councillor admits £70k fraud

The case comes just months after the ex-Castle ward Conservative councillor, who had also previously stood as a Liberal Democrat, was barred from practising as a solicitor in a separate incident.

This involved a Solicitors Regulation Authority report, which banned him from all legal work after finding that while working as a process server for several firms, he abandoned sensitive documents at his former residence.

Mark O’Keeffe, 41, of Trent Road, Goring-by-Sea, who runs a legal consultancy firm, admitted stealing and spending a total of £70,000 from a client who had made an investment intended to be put into a property portfolio.

Read the full story from the source Worthing Herald

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