This week Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson is in the news for alleged fraud, trying to get a restaurant to issue a false invoice so that she could claim more in expenses.
In 2007, Ashley Mote, who represented South-east England, was jailed on 21 counts of benefit fraud, totalling £65,000.
In 2009, Tom Wise, former MEP for East of England, was jailed for two years after falsely claiming thousands in expenses.
Graham Booth, (d 2011) former Ukip MEP, was forced by OLAF to repay £5,555 in overclaimed expenses, again salaries paid to people who should have been doing EU Parliament work but who were in fact working for UKIP.
She was due to be charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office on September 17th 2014 at Birmingham Magistrate's Court. No record has been found of the result of this hearing.
Hugh Mennie, a UKIP electoral candidate forged three out of eight signatures on his nomination form. He was found guilty, fined, and banned from politics for 5 years.
Mujeeb Bhutto, UKIP’s Commonwealth spokesman left the party (reportedly to rejoin the Tories) when Nigel Farrage discovered that he had form as leader of a kidnap for ransom gang in Pakistan.
Nigel Farage boasted to journalists that he had taken £2million in expenses from the EuroParliament.
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