November 8th, 2012

Margaret Moran Accused

Margaret Moran’s expenses trial got under way this morning, even if the former Labour MP’s mental health means she will not appear in the dock herself.

Moran is alleged to have claimed some £53,000 in false expenses. Here are the nine counts that were read out in court earlier today:

  • Count 1: Claiming £575.78 for a washing machine, fridge and kettle for her 2nd home in London, though they were really for her main home in Luton.
  • Count 2: Claiming £181.37 for a locksmith at her office. The work was done at her main home in Luton.
  • Count 3: Claiming £87.09 for gas fire repair at second home. The work was done at her main home.
  • Count 4: Claiming £527.20 for a bed and £2678.76 for carpets for her 2nd home. They were really for her main home.
  • Count 5: Claiming £979.84 for an estimate for kitchen work. The work was never done.
  • Counts 6 & 7: Using a bogus invoice and claiming £4756.40 for kitchen units that were never installed.
  • Counts 8 & 9: Ten claims for utility bills totalling £2424 when the true cost was £286.35.

The trial continues…


101 Comments

  1. 1
    Mike Hunt says:

    About fucking time.

    Like

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    I hope Mcshame gives her moral support!

    Like

  3. 3
    Fish says:

    Nothing about this on the Beeb. What a good day to bury bad piggies

    Like

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Not exactly subtle..

    Like

  5. 5
    jm says:

    I wonder what the going rate for buying a doctor is?

    I just hope I’m not paying for it…

    Like

  6. 6
    Margaret Moran says:

    I am to tired and stressed to attend court. I have taken to resting,,,

    On my patio at my Spanish villa

    Like

    • 82
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      That would be my defence as well Margaret if I wasn’t being looked after by the Grand Master. Boaz.

      Like

  7. 6
    dunstall says:

    If she is found guilty she should be remanded to Broadmoor as being criminilly insane

    Like

  8. 11
    alexei says:

    She should have been put in charge of the Home Office,obvious flair for home improvements.

    Like

  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Did she buy her Watford FC scarf that she used to wear in the HoC on dodgy expenses too? Did Dennis MacShane help her out with her fraudelent claims?

    Like

  10. 13
    Chris Huhne says:

    She should just come clean, best all round really.

    Like

  11. 14
    god says:

    Moran is a disgrace to the already disgraced members of parliament! Sadly, she probably represents the tip of a very large iceberg. Hopefully an example will be made ooof her and she will not escape by claiming to be “mentally-ill”, although one is tempted to wonder whether this is a pre-requisite for the job!

    Like

  12. 15
    Bob the builder says:

    I’ll do the Home Office – cash – no questions asked

    Like

  13. 16
    Margaret Moran says:

    I am so sorry that I have let my fund manager down.

    Like

  14. 17
    Rent-a-Shrink says:

    Hi! I’m Rent-a-Shrink! I provide bespoke psychiatric evaluations for use in trials. For an easily affordable fee, I can give you a complete package to meet any of your legal needs, including fully certified diagnosis of your choice and a letter on officially headed paper to the judge at your trial!

    Need a judge to believe you’re not fit to stand trial? Need to avoid a lengthy and potentially embarrassing trial by having a psychiatrist deem you clinically depressed? Then don’t delay! Call Rent-a-Shrink today! I’ve had hundreds of satisfied customers!

    Mrs M Moran says: “I was caught stealing from the taxpayer and faced a trial and potential prison sentence. But thanks to Rent-a-Shrink, the judge declared I was unfit to stand trial. Thanks, Rent-a-Shrink. You saved me from the slammer!”

    So call me today and let me get you off the hook!

    Like

  15. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Sack all the greedy, robbing bastards and start again with proper expenses rules!

    Like

  16. 26
    Earnest Saunders says:

    The trick is to moan a bit and get your eyes revolving as soon as Plod come down the garden path.

    Wait ’til it all blows over and then bounce back miraculously.

    Keep dribblin’!

    Like

  17. 27
    bluerobbo69 says:

    Thieving Slapper!

    Like

  18. 32

    It’s a tough one, if she REALLY is contemplating suicide then I think your childish school drawing of her with a piggy nose is a bit of a cheap shot.

    Like

  19. 47
    Steve Miliband says:

    Phillip Schofield: ‘If any viewer was able to identify anyone, I would like to apologise…there may have been a misjudged camera angle’

    Misjudged publicity stunt you mean

    Like

  20. 58
    Kevin T says:

    Thieving cu nt.

    Like

  21. 60

    Hi,

    isn’t Moran derived from the Irish for moron used to identify the village idiot?

    Who are the idiots here – as it is we the tax payers who permit these cheats, liars & scoundrels to endlessly get away with their criminal behaviour.

    These low lifes make the laws we have to obey – well actually they used to but now they do nothing as the laws are made by the undemocratic EU and imposed. Our MPs no longer have a job or any relevance – they are just a rather odious breed of parasites akin to The BBC & much of the civil service & the ill mannered bullying plebs in the police farce

    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.

    Like

    • 78
      Small World says:

      Greg Lance-Watkins, eh? Are you the same Greg Lance-Watkins who claims that the Hollie Greig case is a hoax?

      Like

  22. 61
    She really takes the biscuit. says:

    Oink! Oink!

    Like

  23. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Mental health issues my arse. Any old excuse to try and keep out of the slammer. The depths these scumbags go to is beyond belief.

    Like

    • 65
      Backwoodsman says:

      Good, save the expense of a trial, just section the thieving bitch in Broadmoor & let her know after she ‘feels better’ , say 10 years after, she can be considered for release on licence.

      Like

  24. 63
    dunstall says:

    Has she been sectioned? if not why not? will she be claiming sickness benefit we should be told

    Like

  25. 64
    Mental Elf says:

    @GLW.
    You are proud that you never vote
    You boast about it.
    Irritating but mostly barking self-harming.

    Like

  26. 66
    Keith Vaz says:

    What is David Laws up to these days?

    Like

  27. 68
    Ed Balls fisted my hamster says:

    Fucking hell. Check out the Sky live blog. The woman was a) shameless and b) a total fuckwit thinking any of this could have been seen as anything other than fraud. http://news.sky.com/story/1008656/margaret-moran-expenses-trial-live-blog
    “Moran also submitted a claim for “rather a lot of carpet” for a small one bed flat in London, claim the prosecution.
    Invoice submitted mentioned 3 bedrooms to be fitted and the square footage was vastly greater than that of her London flat.
    The fitter was tracked down. He has never fitted carpets in London. He has however, worked in Luton where Moran has her main home. “

    Like

  28. 70
    AllanSkerratt says:

    Sorry Guido buy you are full of shit. Anna Soubry had just had 90 grand in donations from companies in  Medical industry what was that if not a bribe

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

    Like

  29. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Seeing the picture of Ms Moran reminded me, is the lovely Jacqui Smith, ex Home Secretary, up in court yet?

    Like

  30. 72
    Anonymous says:

    It’s greedy of all those ex Labour MPs to hog the top spots in the HoC expenses scam, so far 4 have been imprisoned, fatty Moran would be too if she hadn’t been taken poorly & of course Dennis MacShane could soon be behind bars!

    Like

  31. 73
    dunstall says:

    What about Morans partner was he complicit ? did he know? and if he didnt why ? giving the list lodged in court it seems inconcievable to me

    Like

  32. 77
    Diogenes' stand-in says:

    Of course Moran is f***ing “depressed”. McShane must be “depressed” too. Anyone caught out like that and publicly humiliated would be “depressed”. Doesn’t mean she’s seriously mentally ill and unfit to plead though!
    After her expenses scandal broke, while already claiming to be too ill to serve her constituents and to co-operate with the initial investigation, she was well enough to tout herself for lobbying work in the “Dispatches” sting
    And why only nine counts for less than £10,000 today? Wasn’t she charged with 21 offences and, as the headline states, false claims of £53k?

    Like

  33. 79
    keredybretsa says:

    She wasn’t depressed when she was fiddling and cashing in. It’s when she got caught that the mental challenge started.

    Like

  34. 80
    abcott says:

    Wasn’t there a lot of work done to a property in Southampton that she claimed for too, although her homes are in Luton and London?

    Like

  35. 83
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    An attack by a PCP addled chimp could only improve that porcine visage.

    Like

  36. 86
    Tom Catesby says:

    Moran is unwell? Are there no prison hospitals?

    Like

  37. 93
    just asking says:

    Nevermind her, possibly fictional, mental health issues, what about her troughing greedy fucking bastard thieving arsewhipe issues?

    Like

  38. 94
    Charon says:

    So did Baroness Uddin get away with it…??

    Like


Seen Elsewhere

Comply or Die at Grauniad | MediaGuido
Labour Beats UKIP in South Yorkshire | LabourList
Mock the Week’s Weak Comedy | Nigel Farage
Can Jim Murphy Save Scottish Labour? | Guardian
There is Still Appetite for the Westminster Lunch | Jon Craig
Labour Turn Their Backs on Jewish Community | Dan Hodges
Chivalry is Not Dead | Laura Perrins
Jonathan Jones is a Tw*t | Iain Dale
Second Scotland Poll Suggests Labour Wipeout | Times
Paedo Probe Boss Urged to Quit | Sun
Keynesian Tories Won’t Eliminate Deficit | Tim Montgomerie


VOTER-RECALL
Find out more about PLMR


Zac Goldsmith: “The hon. Gentleman might like to know that today’s Guido Fawkes quote of the day is the one on drug laws that we have heard cited by a number of hon. Members.”

Mike Hancock: “I am delighted to hear that Guido Fawkes is talking about something other than me.”



“Digger” Murdoch says:

Is it just me, or is Nigel Farage just a top hat and a monocle away from being a Batman villain?


Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:






RSS




AddThis Feed Button
Archive


Labels
Guido Reads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,554 other followers