UK Government Officials Charged of Fraud; Many Resigns
A Senior Minister in Britain's new coalition Government admitted that he had claimed tens of thousands of pounds (dollars) in taxpayers’ money and has thus resigned on Saturday. He’d alleged this money in order to pay rent to his long-term partner.
It had only been a month that he’d served as the Chief Treasury Secretary and he now would like to step down. He’ll be now substituted by fellow Liberal
Democrat Danny Alexander. This major setback assured a crack down on the politicians' abuse of expense claims, and it came as a major hurdle in Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition Government.
From posh second homes to horse fertilizers and a mole catcher, everything had been funded by taxpayers’ money in the earlier Parliament also, by hundreds of lawmakers. Out of these, five lawmakers had also been charged with false accounting; whereas, others had to either resign or come to a decision not to scuttle for office again!
Laws made an apology for his charge and agreed to pay back the money without any delay, the total cash he’ll have to pay back accounts to be 40,000 pounds ($57,822). His job in the administration was to execute the new government's deficit reduction plan.
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