Councillor pleads guilty to fraud

by Alex Wellman A councillor is facing political ruin after he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud. Cllr Vijay Shah, Wembley Central ward, changed his plea to guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday following the 11 charges of finan

by Alex Wellman

A councillor is facing political ruin after he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud.

Cllr Vijay Shah, Wembley Central ward, changed his plea to guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday following the 11 charges of financial fraud.

Cllr Shah, 45, of Clayton Avenue, Wembley, who initially refuted the allegations, was arrested in March 2008 on suspicion of fraud by abuse of position in relation to a company in Hertfordshire.


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Following the arrest Cllr Shah was booted out of his party, the Liberal Democrats, but continued as an independent member of Brent Council.

Cllr Shah will return to St Albans Crown Court on May 13 for sentencing.

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