Roland St Clere-Smithe
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2009
11th Sep 2015
It would have been longer if he had been a tax payer!
It takes a miracle, or evidence so overwhelming that a 5 year old could name
the guilty party, for the CPS to prosecute bent and corrupt police and HMR & C staff. Even when they are prosecuted they get a reduced sentence.
Its no wonder that the public has lost faith in the CPS , the police and HMR & C.
9th Jun 2015
What about this then?
This sentence is typical response of vindictive magistrates.
Hassocks man sent to prison for claiming housing benefits while living with mother
A Hove speed camera took a battering when a motorist crashed his car into it
17:05Thursday 04 June 2015
A man has been sentenced to 24 weeks in prison for claiming housing benefit while living with his mother in Hassocks.
Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) said James Andrew Hall, 30, fraudulently claimed the benefit for a property at Ann Close four times between 2008 and 2013. Each time he claimed to be a lodger and said he was not related to his landlady.
In November 2013, a MSDC benefits officer noticed an inconsistency in his documents. The Council investigated and proved his landlady was his mother.
He was not entitled to any of the £9,772 in benefits he was paid from July 2008 to October 2011.
He pleaded guilty to four charges of making false representations on benefit claim forms and on June 1, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison for each offence, concurrently, and is required to repay the benefits.
“Benefit fraud takes money away from the claimants who genuinely need our help and support,” said Councillor Ash-Edwards, MSDC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Service Delivery.
“It’s a drain on honest, hardworking taxpayers and that’s why we have effective systems in place to catch the small minority who try to cheat the system.
“The length of sentence handed out by the Magistrates in this case should act as a clear warning to any potential cheats – committing benefit fraud is simply not worth the risk.”
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5th Jun 2015
That he wasn't jailed is nothing to do with the math.
Has this been benefit fraud , there would have been a custodial sentence
even if much less than £12k had been stolen.
The courts are to blame... judges who sympathise with tax evasion( they are upto their necks in it themselves) but would be horrified at "benefit fraud".
1st Jun 2015
The courts look after their own
If this had been benefit fraud the sentence would have been longer
and not suspended. Talk about "one law for some, another law for others".
22nd Aug 2014
Yes.... I will
It's a great idea Nicki.
18th Aug 2014
One more thing
Scum is a fitting description of the members of the Tribunal responsible
for this ruling.
What ever happened to compassion , humanity and empathy.
18th Aug 2014
One word for HMR & C
28th Apr 2014
Its not just HMR & C that needs tearing down
But the whole apparatus of this corrupt and rotten state.
12th Mar 2014
So symptopmatic of Britain today
Where freedom and democracy are being eroded by the transfer of power from the people to unaccountable opaque organisations such as HMR & C, the police and security services.
These organisations demand more and more power preying either on people's fear of terrorism and crime or stoking up anger at tax evasion and avoidance.
We should be far more concerned about the police, security services and HMR & C than ever we should about terrorism and tax evasion.
4th Dec 2013
And it will never change- Peter
As long as the politicos know that the British people will do nothing but moan.