Tag Archives: Sutton Council

Dombey and Daughter: council questions over charity fraud

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on the pressure mounting on another south London council leader It’s not just in Croydon where there have been calls for the council leader to resign. In Sutton, Ruth Dombey, who rules over that borough’s … Continue reading

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Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … Continue reading

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‘Deplorable’ LibDem councillor ‘lied and lied’ over charity thefts

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on an 11th hour additional charge for fraudster which puts pressure on his former colleagues at the council Alan Salter, the former Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton who stole more than £12,000 from local charities, … Continue reading

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Sutton pipes up with another £1m contract for binmen Veolia

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, has been doing a bit of digging around a heating network’s pipes and uncovered millions of pounds of public cash Not for the first time, there’s a bit of a stink coming from Sutton’s civic … Continue reading

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Barratt’s housing residents face 475% hike in fuel charges

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council’s policy of eradicating fuel poverty is seeing them deliver hugely inflated heating costs to some unlucky residents of a new development A south London council which has declared its intention to … Continue reading

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Sentencing adjourned in case of LibDems’ fraudster councillor

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest developments in the charity fraud case Sentencing for Alan Salter, the former Liberal Democrat councillor in Carshalton who has been found guilty on three charges of fraud and theft, has been adjourned … Continue reading

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Fraudster former LibDem councillor puts his home up for sale

A former senior Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton, who is to appear in Croydon Crown Court this week for sentencing on theft and fraud charges, does not appear to expect to get off with a non-custodial sentence: Alan Salter has … Continue reading

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