(2009) Conservative Cllr. Jez Baker

***UPDATE***

(2009) A former Portsmouth councillor was filmed taking two bribes in return for helping planning applications, a court has heard.

Jezz Baker, 47, of Cosham, denies two charges of corruption relating to his time on the city's planning committee.

He was filmed taking £250 and a bottle of wine and £500, jurors were told.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7865888.stm 

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Conservative councillor Jezz Baker has been arrested by police over allegations of corruption, it has been revealed. Jezz Baker, who is a member of the city's planning committee, was arrested on Tuesday by detectives investigating a complaint by a member of the public. Mr Baker, of East Cosham, is the Conservative councillor for Hilsea. Police would only confirm that a 45-year-old man had been arrested by police investigating an allegation of corruption in public office. http://tinyurl.com/3lho2d

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ex-councillor took two bribes - BBC News, 2 February 2009

Whistleblower said...

Great find indeed. Thanks a lot, friend.

Anonymous said...

He obviously doesn't have 'friends' in high places to have been prosecuted even though he was caught in the act on film... Tip of the iceberg.