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Lufter Rahman Disgraced Mayor Tower Hamlets Now A Failed Btlttr - Merged

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The BTL story which has it all and the Mayor who just keeps on giving....

They lie to get the loans

They don't declare any income to HMRC.

They squirm like a squirmy thing to avoid getting caught.

This fool deserves everything coming to him....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12128815/Lutfur-Rahman-Judge-accuses-disgraced-former-mayor-of-mortgage-fraud-and-tax-evasion.html

Lutfur Rahman: Judge accuses disgraced former mayor of mortgage fraud and tax evasion Lutfur Rahman failed to declare rental incomes and provided "misleading information" to mortgage companies, judge rules

Mawrey, who sat as a judge in the High Court, described an “alarming state of affairs in Tower Hamlets” driven by the “ruthless ambition of one man”, adding that Rahman had "driven a coach and horses" through local authority law.

Mr Rahman played "race" and "religious" cards and was guilty of "corrupt practice", Mr Mawrey found.

Mr Rahman was ordered to pay the petitioners’ legal costs, which amount to over £500,000. He failed to pay, and the petitioners applied for charges on his two properties, so that they could be sold to pay for his costs.

On 18 November 2015 Mr Rahman declared himself bankrupt.

Schadenfrude is a dish best served cold........

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I'd love to hear the Daily Telegraph try to reconcile this story with its disgraceful propaganda campaign to whitewash the scandal of BTL tax "expenses" and derail clause 24.

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So why was Tommy Robinson sentenced to 18 months for this, while Rahman is out free?

This was just part of his bankruptcy process, to ascertain what assets are available to the trustee. He was claiming two of the houses belonged to his wife. It seems that the fraud and tax evasion emerged as part of the investigation. Presumably the trial judge will now pass that aspect of his findings to the Crown Proecution Service to instigate criminal proceedings.

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The disgraced former mayor of Tower Hamlets, who was barred from office over corruption, misled mortgage lenders and failed to declare income to the taxman, according to a judge.

Lutfur Rahman, who hopes to return to politics, failed to declare rental incomes and provided “misleading information” to mortgage companies, a judge ruled.

Seems an ideal fit. A sort of birds of a feather scenario?

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His mistake was to upset the establishment - and of course has been thoroughly investigated.

He never got much credit for some of the things he did while Mayor to help the poorest - it's the only borough in London where the frail elderly and disabled get free home helps and meals on wheels (in some boroughs people can pay £20 an hour for that) and didn't pass on council tax benefit cuts to the poor like every single Labour borough in London did.

Not forgiving all his mistakes - but he clearly learned his skills while a Labour councillor and Labour council leader. No one seemed to mind these tactics when they were being used to get Labour elected locally.

Just an observation - he just got caught because they were looking. A buy to let landlord not declaring rental income - how unusual!!

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I'm starting to wonder what percentage of the population actually declares income/profit? If someone is not a PAYE worker and the onus is on them to be honest, then surely the majority just do not declare and the chances of being caught by HMRC, virtually = 0%? I'm sure it would have been very easy to see that this guy was renting out properties and not declaring income but it was only spotted after his corruption case.

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Maybe true once but any habitual self-assessment falsifiers are going to find life in HMRC's new world of big data much tougher.

Previously they've worked on random investigations and fear. Now they have data, data, data.

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Maybe true once but any habitual self-assessment falsifiers are going to find life in HMRC's new world of big data much tougher.

Previously they've worked on random investigations and fear. Now they have data, data, data.

Hmm. Not sure I believe this. The "Big Data" hoo ha sounds a bit like the Philosophers Stone. But it might achieve the same effect just by sending out scare stories that HMRC have a big bad nasty tool that is invincible against tax evasion. It doesn't need to exist if it has enough publicity it can do the job based on rumours and fear mongering.

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His mistake was to upset the establishment - and of course has been thoroughly investigated.

He never got much credit for some of the things he did while Mayor to help the poorest - it's the only borough in London where the frail elderly and disabled get free home helps and meals on wheels (in some boroughs people can pay £20 an hour for that) and didn't pass on council tax benefit cuts to the poor like every single Labour borough in London did.

Not forgiving all his mistakes - but he clearly learned his skills while a Labour councillor and Labour council leader. No one seemed to mind these tactics when they were being used to get Labour elected locally.

Just an observation - he just got caught because they were looking. A buy to let landlord not declaring rental income - how unusual!!

AFAIK in most boroughs the elderly get free help, IF they are on low incomes and have savings below £23,500.

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His mistake was to upset the establishment - and of course has been thoroughly investigated.

He never got much credit for some of the things he did while Mayor to help the poorest - it's the only borough in London where the frail elderly and disabled get free home helps and meals on wheels (in some boroughs people can pay £20 an hour for that) and didn't pass on council tax benefit cuts to the poor like every single Labour borough in London did.

Not forgiving all his mistakes - but he clearly learned his skills while a Labour councillor and Labour council leader. No one seemed to mind these tactics when they were being used to get Labour elected locally.

Just an observation - he just got caught because they were looking. A buy to let landlord not declaring rental income - how unusual!!

His big mistakes appear to have been electoral fraud and tax evasion.

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