BD origin British councillor fined over fraud in London

Munzer Ahmed Chowdhury, London
Published : 13:07, Jul 12, 2018 | Updated : 13:08, Jul 12, 2018

Shahed Ali.A London court has fined 1, 10,000 British pound a Bangladeshi origin former councillor Shahed Ali over a fraudulent activity to get government housing facility.
Tower Hamlets Council published a press release regarding the matter on Tuesday.
John Biggs, the mayor of Tower Hamlets Council condemned the incident as a shameful event.
Shahed Ali, a former councillor of the Whitechapel Ward in Tower Hamlets Council was sentenced to five-month jail in 2016 after confessing his guilt in the issue.
According to the court order, he would be given jail again in case of failing to pay the fine.
Additionally, he will have to pay another 70, 000 pound for the court expenses, read the order.
He applied for the social housing facility in 2009 citing no place to live.
The press release issued over the fine.The former councillor found guilty of hiding his wealth to get the housing facility after conducting an investigation
The investigation report showed that he had several assets in his name in London.
Shahed was elected councillor from Respect party back in 2006.
Court declared him unfit for the councillor post after putting him in jail in the housing fraudulent case.