Free school founder jailed over government grants fraud



The founder of a flagship free school has been jailed for five years for defrauding the Department for Education of thousands of pounds from government grants.
Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, was jailed at Leeds Crown Court with former academy staff members Daud Khan and Shabana Hussain, who were sentenced to 14 months and six months respectively.
The trio were convicted in August of making payments into their own bank accounts from grants given to help set up the Kings Science Academy in Bradford in 2011.
The fraudulent activity, which totalled £69,000, continued for three years, between November... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 47
Source: Batley News
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