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03 December 2007

Sefton's Ex Mayor John Walker & Wife Jailed For Fraud ...

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What a wonderful world we're all living in, eh? Not!

A veritable plethora of crooked, lying, pathetic politicians and poxy public servants presently appear to positively proliferate. And an ever increasing - numerically speaking - criminal class of so called civic dignitaries apparently also abounds.

The fact is that currently, in almost all political arenas and at all levels -- we the people increasingly seem surrounded by shoals of sickeningly self satisfied, self serving sharks & shysters. As well as by various venal vagabonds and several scores (or more), of straight out 'screw you' scoundrels -- by the stinking, shitty shovel-load.


Witness the sorry saga of our very own "worshipful" (ex) Mayor John Walker, rather recently accused, fairly tried, rightly convicted and eventually suitably sentenced, two faced fraudster extraordinare.

Ex-mayor jailed for benefit fraud.

A former mayor and his wife have been jailed for 15 months and eight months respectively for falsely claiming almost £50,000 in benefits.

John Walker, 57, the former mayor of Sefton, and his wife Catie, 43, were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.

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Judge Lewis said: "It is apparent that as the two of you postured in your civic finery being chauffeured around in your publicly funded limousine then, and for some years before, you systematically cheated the community which had honoured you.

"It is a disgraceful breach of trust."
By Jove, Judge, we think that you actually 'got it'.

Saying something such as that, and so strongly too, is almost enough to restore some measure of serious credibility to the judiciary in general.

Good on you, Gov.

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5 Comments:

Blogger gordo said...

If he was smart, he would have gotten a job in the Bush administration. If he had, he'd be starting a cushy new job right now instead of taking up residence at the Graybar Hotel:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/73273

10:23 pm  
Anonymous bootlean said...

It's always good to hear when some of these bent-as-a-four-quid-note politicians get called to account.

The great and good, eh? Pillars of the community, eh? Ha. Don't make me laugh.

Incidentally, they live in my part of the town. I never 'knew' them - but I knew 'of' them - so I never liked them.

11:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Fifty grand in pounds is one hundred grand in US dollars, right?

12:39 am  
Anonymous pimpernel said...

What a bum. Not content with living off poor people's council-taxes, he's been claiming DLA (Disability Living Allowance).

That's stealing from the sick.

2:12 am  
Anonymous c forth said...

For each one of these nomarks that gets caught there's a thousnd who never do. Often they're even worse fiddlers than hhe and his wife [the taxi driver] were.

Like they always say "Do the crime - then do the time"

10:39 am  

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