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Lancashire Police and Crime Comissioner cleared over expenses scandal
Updated 3:54pm Thursday 9th January 2014 in News
LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will not face prosecution over his expenses when a Labour county councillor, it was announced this afternoon.
The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence of dishonest intent concerned the disputed cash claims Former milkman Mr Grunshaw was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commssion over claims made by Conservative county councillor for Chorley, Sam Chapman he had ‘double claimed’ expenses for meetings of the county council and police authority in Preston on the same days from his Fleetwood home.
CPS lawyer Gemma Carsey said: “A file was submitted in October 2013, and all evidence received in mid-November 2013, in order for the CPS to consider if potential charges of fraud by false misrepresentation should be brought against Mr Clive Grunshaw. To prosecute this offence dishonesty must be proved.
“Our assessment is that there is insufficient evidence to show that any of these claims was submitted dishonestly.
“In all the circumstances of this case, therefore, we have concluded that no further action should be taken.”
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