Carlisle city councillor convicted of benefit fraud quits
A disgraced Carlisle city councillor who fraudulently claimed £3,500 in housing benefit has been sentenced.
He was fined and ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work in the community.
Immediately after today's hearing he quit the council.
In a statement he says: "I feel it is in the best interests of the Council, the voting public, and the Labour Party that I resign my position with immediate effect."
He added that as soon as he was aware of the over-payment he repaid all the money.
Labour Castle ward councillor Barrie Osgood, 44, who won the seat in last year's May local elections,... read more
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