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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:16 AM
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UK Corruption: Dame Shirley agrees 12.3m deal
From BBC News:
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Dame Shirley Porter has agreed a provisional 12.3m settlement with Westminster City Council over the so-called 'homes-for-votes' scandal.

The former Westminster City Council leader was disgraced over a plot to sell off cut-price council houses to potential Tory supporters.

The council and the Audit Commission announced the deal with Dame Shirley and her family on Saturday.

It is subject to approval in the British Virgin Island courts.
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more:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3655851.stm

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the Kelly Gang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:37 AM
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1. outrageous..she should be in jail and cough up the lot..why isn't the UK
making Israel hand this con-woman over !!

typical upper class criminal..goes scott free , pays a small proportion of what she ripped off and lives off the rest in luxury..meanwhile someone fiddles a few bucks on their Social Security and all hell breaks loose.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:23 PM
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2. One's heart bleeds for the suffering
<<Dame Shirley also spoke of the stress the case had caused.

"This case has already lasted 18 years and inflicted tremendous legal and emotional cost - in particular on my family, who have been unfairly drawn in." >>
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