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#696* – THE TRIAL of JENKINS & WISE

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 03/11/2009

#696* – THE TRIAL of JENKINS & WISE
Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

In view of the mess the party is in
it is hardly surprising Farage is looking so tired and emotional!

The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership, their anti UKIP claque & the NEC is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!

THE TRIAL of Lindsey JENKINS & Tom WISE at SOUTHWARK CROWN COURTS for FRAUD, THEFT, MONEY LAUNDERING etc!

MEP ‘falsely claimed £36,000 secretarial expenses to spend on car and fine wines’
By Neil Sears
Last updated at 6:15 PM on 02nd November 2009

Scam: British MEP Tom Wise
is accused of falsely claiming £36,000 
in a year’s ‘secretarial allowances’
Scam: British MEP Tom Wise is accused of falsely claiming £36,000 in a year’s ‘secretarial allowances’
A former British MEP teamed up with his researcher to systematically fiddle tens of thousands of pounds in expenses to buy fine wines and clear debts, a court heard today.
Tom Wise, 61, is accused of falsely claiming £36,000 in a year’s ‘secretarial allowances’ and paying the money directly to himself before lavishing it on a car and fine wines.
He and his alleged accomplice Lindsay Jenkins, 63, are said to have planned to continue with the scam with five years, which would have reaped £180,000, but suddenly cut their scheme short after just 12 months when a newspaper published details of their activities.
Only then, it is claimed, did Wise hurriedly try to repay the money received so far, in a desperate bid to escape punishment for his crime.
Yesterday former United Kingdom Independence Party MEP Wise, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, and Mrs Jenkins, of west London, were in London’s Southwark crown court for the opening of the case against them.
Both deny a charge of false accounting, while Jenkins denies a further charge of ‘using criminal property’ – which involves spending European Parliament money designed to fund secretarial assistance.
As the case goes on the jury are set to hear evidence from UKIP’s high profile leader Nigel Farage.

Prosecutor Mark Fenhalls told the jury: ‘This case is about expenses fraud. The crown alleges that in October 2004 Tom Wise and Lindsay Jenkins dishonestly submitted false and misleading documents to the European Parliament in order to claim £3,000 a month.
‘This money was claimed for a year – then the story broke in a national newspaper in October 2005, and very quickly Mr Wise took steps to cancel the claim and to repay the money.
‘He did so, we suggest, because he’d been caught and was trying to minimise the trouble he was in. Perhaps he hoped that swift repayment could somehow head off further investigation.’
Mr Fenhalls went on: ‘Tom Wise was elected to sit in the European Parliament in June 2004. He didn’t stand for re-election in June this year, so he is no longer and MEP.
High profile: UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due to give evidence at the trial
‘He was initially elected as a member of UKIP – but, for reasons you will hear, UKIP later withdrew the party whip and he completed his term as an independent.
‘Once he was elected he became entitled to various allowances given by the European Parliament, and intended to assist him in discharging his work both in parliament and for the culture, media and sport committee he sat on.
‘One of the allowances he was entitled to was called “the secretarial assistance allowance”. It is an application for that which is at the heart of this case.
‘In October 2004 Mr Wise handed in two documents in support of his application for the secretarial assistance allowance. Both defendants had signed the documents.
‘The application was for £3,000 per month to be paid out from October 2004 to the way through to the end of September 2009 – a potential total of some £180,000.
‘In making the claim the defendant said by signing the form that the European Parliament payments would be made directly to Mrs Jenkins. She was described as the ‘service provider’, the person doing the work.
But Mr Fenhalls continued: ‘However, the truth was that the payment was going directly to a bank account controlled by Mr Wise. This was a breach of the rules.
‘And out of this account he was paying Mrs Jenkins a regular monthly share of £500, supplemented by various other irregular payments.
‘The money began to pour into the bank account he controlled, and he started paying her her £500. But within a few short weeks Mr Wise began to spend the money in support of himself and his own interest.
‘In his case he used the funds, for example, to buy a car, to purchase fine wines, and to pay off some of his debts on his credit cards.
‘In her case, for example, she paid just shy of £5,000 to fund the printing of a book she’d been writing.’
Following the national newspaper revelations about Wise’s expenses claims, the jury heard, the European Parliament launched an investigation – the findings of which were passed to UK police, and went on to form the basis of the current case.
Before a jury could be sworn in, prospective members had to complete a questionnaire in which they were asked whether they or friends or relatives had worked for European institutions or UKIP. Anyone who declared they had would have probably been excluded.
The case, which may last up to three weeks, continues.

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Alleged accomplice Lindsay Jenkins, is said to have planned to continue with the scam for five years, which would have reaped £180,000.

Although it would seem that Lindsey Jenkins signed all the relevant documents to enable the fraud thereby assisting Tom Wise it is clear that the money was paid into Tom Wise’s account ideally set up for just such a fraud but clearly under the control of Wise NOT Jenkins.

‘In her case, for example, she paid just shy of £5,000 to fund the printing of a book she’d been writing.’

I believe this to be a misrepresentation of the facts and thus either poor reporting or a misrepresentation by the Crown.

Lindsey Jenkins could NOT have paid ‘just shy of £5,000 to the printers’ from the fraudullently obtained monies as it is clear she had no rights of signature to the STAGS account held at Co-Op and owned by Tom Wise into which the moneies seemingly stolen were paid. Further the £5K in question was a debt incurred by Nigel Farage and NOT Lindsey Jenkins as Nigel Farage had undertaken to pay the print bill of upto £5K as he will attest to if honest or in default several other individuals can attest.

It has been widely discussed that when Farage realised Tom Wise had acquired this money from a comment David Lott made it was soon arranged that Robin Collett acting on Farage’s instruction ensured that Farage’s debt to the printer was paid for him via Lindsey Jenkins by Tom Wise using money that by that time was known to many of us, including Nigel Farage was stolen or at very least fraudulently obtained!

The irrefutable fact that Lindsey Jenkins having been caught in the fraud endeavoured to shift the blame to those who had done all they could to help her, such as myself (see the acknowledgement preface to her own book), leads me to believe that anyone capable of such dishonourable and dishonest action may well have planned the fraud for Tom Wise.

However I KNOW that she was NOT guilty of the offence sited herein. I KNOW the FACTS concerned as it was I who arranged with Nigel Farage, for Lindsey Jenkins, that he would pay upto £5K for the printers bill and I agreed the wording of the brief piece on him with his Regional Organiser Steve Harris at Nigel Farage’s request.

Not only was I aware of the original contract of employ of Lindsey Jenkins with Tom Wise having been instrumental on the basis of a retainer of £500 per month for a given amount of work in any one month, to be paid as a retainer whether work to that level was commissioned or not also preferential rates for additional work in excess of the accepted amount!

ANOTHER POINT:

I note:
Mark Fenhalls for the Crown stated ‘He was initially elected as a member of UKIP – but, for reasons you will hear, UKIP later withdrew the party whip and he completed his term as an independent.’

Unfortunately this is a complete misrepresentation on several counts.
Nigel Farage as Chairman of The IDG Pan EU Group took absolutely no action against Tom Wise as a member of said group beyond putting him in charge of his own budget and it was not until the Saturday in May prior to the feature article in The News of the World:

that Tom Wise voluntarily resigned from The IDG.

It is disingenuous to claim that Tom Wise had the ‘whip’ withdrawn as EUkip MEPs do not and did not sit in The EU Parliament in the name of their party but in the name of their Pan EU Political Party group. Further there is no nor has there ever been a whip system in the party.

Tom Wise remained a member of EUkip, and as Nigel Farage would tell you were he an honest man he took no meaningful action against Tom Wise in terms or membership of EUkip – a membership Tom Wise took active steps to end and not re-new when it expired in March 2009 almost 5 years after the fraud commenced.

Unfortunately good performer Farage may be just like the mischiefous little monkey performing on the top of the organ one is ill advised to trust him much further than one would wish to kick him! Performing Monkey he may be and it is a role that suits him well but organ grider he is not lacking the Officer Qualities, morality or even the vaguest understanding of leadership skills.

The South East Committee meeting on Saturday last makes that abundantly clear when he had just managed almost single handed to force the Courts into handing down a Guilty vote upon him and saddling the party with a £3/4Million of Debt – yet still he bullied, shouted and hectored intimidating the dweebs he had appointed to do his bidding, not one shred of leadership ability nor any Officer Quality displayed!!

It was largely due to total dissatisfaction with Farage as a leader that some 200 people attended last Saturday’s hustings in Farage’s region – as Farage is dishonest, corrupt, duplicitous and clearly a moral dyslexic on all fronts in his life hence expose after expose in the media, few articles of any consequence since he came to power having relied upon cheating and dishonesty to steal the leadership. That he has been abetter than adequate performer for the media is not in question but that he has proved catastrophic as a leader is equally certain.

One must assume that Farage is standing as a witness to protect his personal involvement and interests as his track record of honesty is clearly missing!

In the whole case I am most surprised that Tom Wise has in the face of the facts pleaded Not Guilty as it can only bring him more than a few steps towards Jail relative to pleading Guilty with extensive efforts at mittigation!

The trial continues and I will try to keep you up to date!

TO LEAVE THE EU

What is the exit and survival plan for these United Kingdoms to maximise on the many benefits of leaving The EU. It is the DUTY of our Politicians and Snivil Cervants to ensure the continuity, liberty and right to self determination of our peoples they have a DUTY to protect against crime and secure both our food and our border.

NONE of these DUTIES has a single British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.
Every single British Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU’s CAP – In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we thus leave our children and the future, with shame!

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

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I SUGGEST – since there is clearly no political party of repute, advocating or campaigning for withdrawal of these United Kingdoms from the EU and restoration of our independent sovereign, democracy, with Justice & the right to self determination in a free country. Deny the self seeking & meaningless wanabe MEPs the Mythical Mandate for which they clamour. Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples.

Write Upon Your Ballot Paper at EVERY election:

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