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Liverpool mayor arrested in fraud probe

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Eldorado

The elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has been arrested.

The city leader was arrested earlier today by Merseyside Police along with four other men in connection with offences of bribery and witness intimidation as part of an investigation into building and development contracts in Liverpool.

Full story at The Liverpool Echo: Link

And the Guardian: Link

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itsnotoutthere

'Bribery and witness intimidation'  ....sounds like something Martin Scorsese could make a film about. I wonder if Joe Pesci can do a scouse accent?

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stevewinn

we knew about this three months ago via the grapevine. his daughter works for a housing developer, chippy tits Anderson only gets a brand new £850,000 house, only last week he bought a 85,000 static caravan in Wales. you wont hear this on the news, but then you cannot substitute local knowledge (the old ear to the ground)

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3 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

we knew about this three months ago via the grapevine. his daughter works for a housing developer, chippy tits Anderson only gets a brand new £850,000 house, only last week he bought a 85,000 static caravan in Wales. you wont hear this on the news, but then you cannot substitute local knowledge (the old ear to the ground)

Socialist principles in action. Pretty sure this sort of thing goes on all the time, by all sides of the political spectrum.

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2 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

Socialist principles in action.

yeah man of the people. He's put council tax up 5% this year as well.

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itsnotoutthere
1 minute ago, stevewinn said:

yeah man of the people. He's put council tax up 5% this year as well.

Got to pay for that caravan somehow.:P

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Eldorado

Liverpool City Council assistant director of highways & planning Andy Barr has been named as one of five men arrested as part of a corruption investigation looking into building contracts.

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/liverpool-roads-boss-arrested-in-corruption-probe-linked-to-mayor-08-12-2020/

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stevewinn
On 12/7/2020 at 4:24 PM, Eldorado said:

Derek Hatton arrested in Liverpool building contracts bribery probe

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-55214500

good old Del Boy. what a complete throbber.

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ouija ouija
On 12/7/2020 at 4:24 PM, Eldorado said:

Derek Hatton arrested in Liverpool building contracts bribery probe

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-55214500

Oh my god! :o I can't believe that vile waste of space is still screwing his home town. He should have been banned from Liverpool last time around, when he destroyed so much of the city's architectural heritage(or even better . . . lynched!). I hope he burns in Hell for eternity!

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acute

@ouija ouija

I think you broke just about every Forum Rule in one post.

Kudos!  ;)

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1 hour ago, acute said:

@ouija ouija

I think you broke just about every Forum Rule in one post.

Kudos!  ;)

I was still living in Liverpool when Hatton and his crew were wreaking havoc there. The damage they did to some wonderful old buildings, destroying some completely, absolutely broke my heart. The worst thing was, those amazing buildings were the work of ordinary scousers  . . . people like my grandfather . . . I imagine the destruction broke their hearts too and maybe, in some cases, even hastened their deaths.

He claimed to represent the working man but stole money and sent his children to private schools. Cheated on his wife too.

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acute

I can spot nice people from Jupiter!  Derek Hatton isn't one of them.

He's a leech and a con-man.

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14 hours ago, ouija ouija said:

I was still living in Liverpool when Hatton and his crew were wreaking havoc there. The damage they did to some wonderful old buildings, destroying some completely, absolutely broke my heart. The worst thing was, those amazing buildings were the work of ordinary scousers  . . . people like my grandfather . . . I imagine the destruction broke their hearts too and maybe, in some cases, even hastened their deaths.

He claimed to represent the working man but stole money and sent his children to private schools. Cheated on his wife too.

Yes, they do that a lot.

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Still Waters

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson 'stepping away' from role after bribery and witness intimidation arrest

Joe Anderson says he is taking unpaid leave until "the police make clear their intentions with the investigation".

https://news.sky.com/story/liverpool-mayor-joe-anderson-stepping-away-from-role-after-bribery-and-witness-intimidation-arrest-12156723

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Eldorado

Government investigation launched into Liverpool Council after city rocked by Mayor's arrest

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick today confirmed that he has appointed a special inspector to look into the situation at the city council following a number of arrests and an ongoing police investigation.

But he will not send in government commissioners to run the council at this stage, having been assured that measures have been put in place to stabilise the council.

Liverpool Echo

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