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margaret moran : cleverer than the courts?


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Initial post: 14 Dec 2012 21:48:24 GMT
Is it really credible that this individual - who, until a very short time ago, was active in the house of commons (no sign of mental health then) and was sharp enough to fiddle the taxpayer out of a huge sum of money - is not fit to stand trial and to accept her sentence in the way that any ordinary criminal would have to do.

A bent politician and a handful of trick-cyclists have shown just how easy it is to pull the wool over the eyes of a judge.

The moral is clear. Next time you are picked up by the old bill, don't ask for a lawyer - get a good (or gullible) doctor. Guaranteed to get you off.

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 21:58:45 GMT
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Posted on 14 Dec 2012 22:02:36 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2012 22:14:49 GMT
TomC says:
Reminds me of Ernest Saunders - one of the Guinness Four. He obtained early release from a 5 year sentence for fraud after he was diagnosed with early Altzheimer's.

After his release, he subsequently recovered. Remarkable, really, and an inspiration to millions of sufferers the world over.

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 22:19:29 GMT
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Posted on 14 Dec 2012 22:26:37 GMT
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Posted on 15 Dec 2012 00:54:25 GMT
M'Lud, My name is Margaret and I have been hounded over expenses claims, indeed, today, a court has just found me guilty (in my absence) of making false claims to the value of around £57,000.

Would it be ok if I conveniently developed a mental health problem in order to escape a criminal prosecution?

Oh, and if your Honour pleases, may I keep the money too?"

Thanks
Maggie Moran

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 04:12:12 GMT
Molly Brown says:
It seems though rather than feign mental illness, you can simply "step down", repay the fraud, and live a more than comfortable life, probably financed by 35 years of gardening and other questionable expenses made by the likes of Peter Viggers. A rich man by anyone standards.

No prison for those who paid back their theft. And a Knighthood too for services to the community, a community that has an area in the South of England that is one of the most deprived areas in the UK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Viggers

May 2009
"The expenses scandal claimed further victims last night with the announcement that two Conservative MPs - Sir Peter Viggers and Anthony Steen - will resign their seats at the next election. Sir Peter will step down as MP for Gosport in Hampshire "at the direct request" of David Cameron after spending tens of thousands of pounds on gardening, including a £1,645 bill for a floating "duck island", while Mr Steen, the MP for Totnes in Devon who claimed £87,729 on his luxurious country house, will also leave the Commons."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/expenses-scandal-claims-more-victims--but-huge-payouts-await-1688627.html
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