A Tower Hamlets Youth Service worker received his full council pay while serving a three month jail sentence for assault. And a few other things.
In July 2015 the Wapping Mole was told of a covert money laundering computer system inside Tower Hamlets town hall. This is the story of Genesis.
Our work over the years and the missing parts of the corruption jigsaw found in the Poplar Papers provides an insight into the mechanics of corruption.
A quick recap of the weary, dismal and depressing story that is the Poplar Papers so far. Interesting though, innit?
‘Link charts’ show connections between LBTH employees and the organisations established for the purpose of criminal activity including siphoning off funds.
That Tower Hamlets Council can avoid public or media scrutiny exposes the lack of oversight by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
In 2012, under Mayor Rahman, Tower Hamlets Youth Service was moved from one council directorate to another to avoid inspection by Ofsted.
Between 1st April 2013 and 30th October 2014, 27 card holders in Tower Hamlets Council’s Youth Service spent a total of £470,865 using council credit cards.
Mr Abzal Ali authorised £414,726 of AP1 payments during the 15 months for which we have data. He is now Interim Head of Youth Service.