“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Stealing Money.

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Most people have a low regard for politicians, and even more so if they are perceived to be on the take, so the fate of the fiddling UKIP MP is all the more funny:

Former UKIP MEP Tom Wise faces up to seven years in jail after being convicted of false accounting yesterday. Wise embezzled £36,000 of taxpayers’ money into a secret bank account – £3,500 of which was spent on two bottles of wine.

The funds were from his £3,000-a-month secretarial allowance, of which only £500 was actually paid to his secretary, the rest being spent “in support of his own interests”. “

The Times has more.

Update 1: He got only 2 years in jail, according to the Beeb. Mr. Wise was a former copper!

Update 2: The ukipwatch site might prove to be handy in keeping track of UKIP.

Written by modernityblog

10/11/2009 at 03:15

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  1. and I thought that 36,000 should be peanuts for him. Greed…


    11/11/2009 at 04:41

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