Tower Hamlets benefit fraud councillor Shelina Akhtar jailed

PUBLISHED: 11:43 06 February 2012

Shelina Akhtar

Shelina Akhtar


Disgraced Tower Hamlets councillor Shelina Akhtar has been jailed after admitting three counts of benefit fraud.

The Spitalfields & Banglatown councillor, 33, of Blackwall way, Poplar was jailed for 16 weeks at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning after admitting three counts of dishonestly claiming housing benefit and council tax at a hearing last month.

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