#716* – EUkip MEP Tom WISE Sentenced to 2 Years & £30K
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EUkip MEP Tom WISE Sentenced to 2 Years & £30K!
Tom Wise, former MEP, jailed for £39,000 expenses fraud
British MEP Tom Wise, 61, who masterminded a £36,000 expenses fiddle
Tom Wise was elected to represent Britain in Brussels
A former MEP was sentenced to two years in prison today after fiddling his expenses to channel £39,000 into a secret bank account.
Tom Wise, 61, who was elected for Ukip but lost the party whip when his offences emerged, accumulated the money over 13 months, spending it on a new car and fine wines.
Wise becomes the second of the party’s 12 MEPs elected in 2004 to go to prison. Ashley Mote was jailed for nine months for benefit fraud in 2007.
Wise is thought to be the first British politician to be imprisoned for fiddling parliamentary expenses.
He pretended the £3,000 “secretarial assistance allowance” he received from Brussels every month was for his 62-year-old researcher Lindsay Jenkins, but she was only given a small percentage.
London’s Southwark Crown Court heard he spent most of it on a lavish lifestyle, clearing credit card debts and funding party political activities.
Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC said his “sleight of hand” amounted to a “prolonged gross breach of trust”.
“This was very deliberate and blatant dishonesty,” he said. “You knew the system of expenses inside out and this was a claim you devised and planned with some care.”
When Wise’s plot was exposed in a Sunday newspaper, he tried to extricate himself from the affair by repaying much of the cash.
Mark Fenhalls, prosecuting, said that Wise could have accumulated £180,000 if his fraud had gone undiscovered.
Wise, of Ship Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, who continued to sit as an independent MEP after leaving Ukip, originally denied false accounting between October 14 and November 16 2004.
But during his trial, and just before Ukip leader Nigel Farage was to give evidence against him, Wise confessed.
He said he was entirely to blame and Mrs Jenkins, whom he had asked to sign blank documents, was innocent.
As a result his former researcher, of Queens Club Gardens, Barons Court, west London, who had also been on trial, was cleared of the false accounting charge as well as an allegation of using criminal property.
Wise told colleagues that he was “repatriating money from the EU to the UK”. He had been filmed bragging to a journalist about his “cushy” job and saying: “It is the opportunity to make shedloads of money.”
Today, Wise appeared in court dressed in a dark grey suit and sporting a poppy in his buttonhole.
In addition to jail, he was told to pay £30,000 towards prosecution costs.
As the judge sentenced the former MEP he said the way he had funnelled the cash into his own account amounted to “sleight of hand”.
“The position which you held as an elected representative was one of high privilege and trust. This offence involved a prolonged gross breach of that trust.
“It is no exaggeration to say that you had hardly got your feet beneath your desk as an MEP before you were planning to defraud the parliament to which you were elected and the people you were elected to serve.
“You did not fall into this offence as a result of some unfortunate combination of unforeseen circumstances which happened to suddenly present you with temptation.”
The judge rejected defence claims that Wise had been “bamboozled” by an “elasticity” in the expenses system with which others had also “played fast and loose”.
He told the former MEP: “This fraud was so blatant, I do not believe for one moment you were disadvantaged in understanding the system, or that this fraud should be seen as falling into some grey area which you might not have fully comprehended.”
The judge said that “only a substantial custodial sentence is appropriate for a serious fraud of this kind committed as it was by an elected public servant”.
Paul Nuttall, the chairman of UKIP, said: “Tom Wise broke faith with the UK Independence Party, which is why the whip was withdrawn.”
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EUkip took absolutely no meaningful action against Tom Wise – colluding in his criminality and orchestrating cover-up after cover-up.
The story was broken in the British media by Daniel Foggo a pro UKIP journalist disgusted at the betrayal, the initial articles were published by The Sunday Telegraph.
Daniel Foggo moved to The Sunday Times and kept a regular watching brief on the case and with ‘others’ obtained copies of the contract signed by Lindsey Jenkins for/with Tom Wise details of the bank accounts and various copies of Tom Wise’s bank account proving the criminality.
Details were published in The Sunday Times by Daniel Foggo & eventually Bedfordshire constabulary interviewed me and collected copies of the bank and contract data.
There is absolutely no doubt that almost £5,000 of the stolen money was used by Nigel Farage MEP leader of EUkip and the racist pro EU anti Jewish Pan EU Political Party group The EFD to pay a personal debt.
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