Surely this tweet from CourtNewsUK could not be accurate?
Mean fraudster who helped rip off pensioners remanded in custody despite plea from Jeremy Corbyn to allow him bail before sentencing
— CourtNewsUK (@CourtNewsUK) December 10, 2015
Well, according to Mohamed Dahir’s barrister at the Old Bailey today, it is. Dahir and two other gang members preyed on the “frailty, vulnerability and isolation” of victims in their eighties to defraud them out of £600,000. Yet Corbyn wrote a letter to the judge asking for Dahir to be granted bail so he could spend Christmas at home, insisting his constituent wouldn’t abscond:
“He understands the need to be here. He has been here on every occasion.”
The judge ignored Jezza’s bizarre plea and the pensioner scamming b*stard will be behind bars on Christmas Day…