THE HORIZON POST OFFICE SCANDAL
TRANSPARENCY - In January 2020, at the request of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Metropolitan Police initiated a criminal investigation into potential offences of perjury and perverting the course of justice during the investigations and prosecutions carried out by the Post Office. Two former Fujitsu expert witnesses were interviewed under caution. The Metropolitan Police confirmed in January 2024 that they were investigating possible additional offences of fraud in relation to "monies recovered from sub-postmasters as a result of prosecutions or civil actions". As of January 2024, there had been no arrests.
Another Great British scandal, mass prosecutions of around 900 sub-postmasters, rather than investigate their claims to being set up. It is part of the British disease. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Planning crime, bribery and corruption is rife in every council in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The banking system is also riddled with fraudsters, selling on mortgages at ludicrous profits, riding on the backs of the honest working people. And just like the Horizon scandal, it is all covered up. Indeed, the BBC will not investigate. Being part of the problem, the British Brainwashing Corporation shies away from controversy. Always believing the Crown, doing their best to cover up, by simply not doing anything, until it might make them look bad, in terms of unbalanced reporting. Until it is thrust upon them by independent investigators. And then they bleat about the injustice they would not investigate. In effect saying "Look at us coming clean." Covering up their tracks as so-called unbiased reporters.
It was a Computer Weekly article in July 2013 that listed over 300 articles on the scandal published by the magazine, since it first broke the story in May 2009 with seven case studies. On 8 September 2009, the jailing of Anglesea subpostmaster Noel Thomas was covered on the S4C current-affairs programme Taro Naw, making the claims of problems with Horizon, and interviewing Alan Bates, Lee Castleton and Jo Hamilton, who had featured in the Computer Weekly article. The programme also uncovered a further nine subpostmasters who had been affected. Where was the BBC in 2009. Ducking for cover, and failing to investigate? The story was investigated by and reported on extensively in Private Eye from 2011, but it was not picked up by the national press.
In March 2015, Private Eye magazine reported that the Post Office had ordered Second Sight to end its investigation just one day before the report was due to be published, and to destroy all the paperwork that it had not handed over. The Post Office then thwarted the independent committee set up to oversee the investigation, as well as the mediation scheme for subpostmasters, and published a report which cleared itself of any wrongdoing. Of the 136 cases, 56 had been closed, and the Post Office would put the rest forward for mediation, unless a court ruling prevented them from doing so. After ending the inquiry, the Post Office said that there were no wide-scale problems, and that:
"This has been an exhaustive and informative process that has confirmed that there are no system-wide problems with our computer system and associated processes. We will now look to resolve the final outstanding cases as quickly as possible."
There are similarities between the Post Office handling as to claims of wrongdoing, effectively, fraudulent accounting, and a Petition in 1997, when Wealden District Council (WC) are alleged to have colluded with Sussex police to, not investigate the Petitioners claims.
SUSSEX POLICE: FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE CRIME
It was reported in 1997 that
crimes were committed when Sussex police failed to investigate allegations
of serious planning fraud, as reported by eleven unrelated complainants, following a Petition to WC, when
Newton, referred the matter to Sussex police on the advice of WC’s officers.
This turned out to be a feint, where a deal had been done to give the case
to Keith Lyndsay, a police officer related to a Wealden councillor. An
allegation to be investigated.
The "crime" was re-reported at regular intervals by a human rights activist, who had also won a number of planning appeals against WC as a freelance advocate, and was set to be a thorn in the sides of both Sussex police (SXP) and WC, in taking on further cases. Which he later did, and won again, and again. He had to be stopped!
At first Wealden conspired to bankrupt the 'Activist' between 2003 and 2005, but he counterclaimed in the County and High Courts, forcing WC to broker a deal, with Nigel Coltman (as Leader) and Brian West (Cabinet), Trevor Scott (Head Legal Services) and Daniel Goodwin (Chief Executive), and Andrew Long (Local Member), all involved as players. The deal was firmed up as a County Court Order, by Consent in 2005. Following protracted negotiations.
This was achieved with help from the 'Activist's' new fiancée's father, a councillor would you believe, becoming rather vocal at Area Plans South planning meetings, and threatening to be a hostile witness against WC in the County Court proceedings. This is how the deal (Consent Order) was brokered.
Wealden believed they had defused the 'Activist' is agreeing to correct a fraudulently obtained Enforcement Notice, and to sweep an illegally obtained Costs Order, under the table. They thought, and had assurances from the vocal councillor, that the 'Activist' was bought and paid for. By way of taming, in the planned domestication and marriage.
Subsequently, the human rights activist (HRA), who we will refer to a Victor von Woolfe (not his real name) was framed for rape, a crime that was not committed by anyone, the claimant being intact, had been groomed by Social Services working with Sussex police to lie about the relationship with her mother, after the HRA called off an engagement to the APS councillor's daughter, and left that dysfunctional family unit (Single Parent).
That came about as a result of been physically attacked by the mother on two occasions, in an escalating pattern of domestic violence (and mental abuse) unusually female hitting male. About which he had been threatened with reprisals, should he decide to leave. In other words, he was being forced to endure the threat of physical abuse and mental browbeating, while also being expected to contribute to the running costs of their home, at that time in Hailsham.
There may be some Masonic influence involved, concerning SXP and Tyrian Lodge in South Street, Eastbourne. Where the grandfather had coaxed HRA to meet his daughter at several events, and promised to help him with his ongoing planning dispute with WC, as an enticement to cement a get together with his daughter. The grandfather being a former Grand Master at the Tyrian Lodge, that is some 200 yards away from the police station in Grove Road. This may just be an incredible coincidence. Or, an incredible series of coincidences.
Victor von Woolfe was duly convicted, his local barrister and duty solicitor failing to challenge flawed medical evidence, which actually proved Victor was innocent. The barrister, Julian Dale, said there was no need to have a forensic specialist, and the trial Judge, failed to correctly rally the evidence in his summing up, in such a way, as calculated to guarantee a conviction.
Though the summing up was incorrect and misleading in itself. Including wrongly attributing ownership of crucial diary evidence to Victor, when it was the mother's work diary. And that evidence was also exonerating, proving no opportunity. But then, the Judge (possibly deliberately) misdirected the Jury.
In fact, Legal Aid cuts, would have meant the Barrister and Solicitor, Timothy Stirmey, working for free, if they spent money on instructing a medical specialist - as required to level the playing field. And that goes part way to explaining the cut-price defence. Being a duty solicitor does not help either. Where they frequently broker deals with local forces. As in, we'll win this one, and you win that one.
On release from prison, the crime he had reported in 1997, that led to him being framed, was reported to police officer Kara Tombling by one of the Petitioners, and by Victor to the Crime Commissioner; Katy Bourne. Victor was kept on a short leash, with threats of further SLAPP actions. Indeed, there were at least two further abortive attempts. Designed to terrorize their victim. To keep his mouth shut.
Then in January 2024, due to WC making waves, the crime was re-reported to Ross Banks, a serving police officer. Who said on tape, having been cautioned, that he would not be investigating the alleged crimes. Much the same as Keith Lyndsey in 1997. Constituting further Misconduct in Public Office. Because, a police officer has a duty to investigate reported crime.
Misconduct in Public Officer (Malfeasance) is covered by, R v Dytham  QB 722, a landmark case in English criminal law that dealt with the duty of a police officer to intervene in a criminal act. The case established the principle that police officers have a duty of care to all of society. It also clarified that the offence of misconduct in public office can be committed by an omission. This is important common law concerning Malfeasance, or Misconduct in Public Office. As in SXP refusing to investigate their own cover up. Clearly, a matter that should be investigated by an outside force, as in the case of the unlawful shooting of James Ashley in January of 1998. A case that firmly established SXP as being a corrupt force. Evidencing the propensity to cover up, rather than admit to wrongdoing.
This evidence, along with other (fresh) evidence of ongoing character assassination, is to be used to try and gain justice, in relation to:
1. The fraudulent Enforcement Notice being invalid, and
2. Investigating the conduct of the planning officers employed by WC.
3. Clearing his name of the crime of rape, and
4. Investigating the conduct of the investigating officers employed by SXP.
There is no statute of limitations on the crimes committed by WC and/or SXP, in relation to these matters. They are ongoing violations of Victor's human rights.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) refused to investigate the 'virginity' and 'conflict of interests' issues. Where the Common Law relating to conflicts of interest: R v Sussex Justices ex-parte McCarty 1924 KBD, should have prevented SXP from investigating rape. SXP should properly have recused themselves, as in the James Ashley shooting case. Which was investigated by Hampshire and Kent police. In failing to recuse themselves, they rendered the proceedings unsafe. As well the CCRC would know. But, as it appears, that organization may well be tainted. Though it is unclear if this is Masonic influence, or the Honours system, or some other agenda to whitewash the system. A system that rewards people for towing the party line. The "party" being making the British judicial system appear squeaky clean. We wonder if the ECTA below may have any long term repercussions, as to the players not doing their respective duties?
Contact Victor in confidence for details, proofs of evidence, etc. It will make one hell of a true story: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ECONOMIC CRIME & CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT 2023 & WHISTLEBLOWING
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECTA) 2023 has some direct application to individual
Council and Post Office officials, or indeed, ministers or police officers engaged in
a cover up fraud against members of the public. It can play a supporting role in uncovering and prosecuting such cases in several ways:
- Whistleblower Protection: The Act strengthens whistleblower protections, encouraging council staff to report internal fraud without fear of reprisal. This can provide valuable information for investigations.
- Unexplained Wealth Orders: If a council official possesses wealth disproportionate to their known income, UWOs can be used to investigate the source of that wealth and potentially uncover fraudulent activities.
- Corporate Liability: While ECTA targets companies, it can put pressure on local authorities to implement better anti-fraud controls and oversight mechanisms. This can make it harder for individual officials to commit fraud undetected.
- Increased Scrutiny: The Act's focus on transparency and beneficial ownership can expose hidden conflicts of interest or shell companies used by corrupt officials. This can raise public awareness and encourage investigations.
- Deterrence: The harsher penalties and increased risk of detection under ECTA may serve as a deterrent to potential fraudsters within local authorities.
While ECTA isn't the primary tool for directly prosecuting corrupt council officials, other legal frameworks have specific provisions for such cases:
- Bribery Act 2010: Criminalizes offering, accepting, or bribing an official.
- Fraud Act 2006: Covers various forms of fraud, including deception, false accounting, and abuse of position.
- R v Dytham 1979: Makes it an offense for public officials to knowingly act in a way that constitutes a breach of trust, such as abusing their position for personal gain.
To effectively prosecute corrupt council officials, a combination of these legal frameworks, along with investigative resources and political will, is crucial.
Several sections of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECTA) strengthen whistleblower protections and encourage individuals to report wrongdoing within companies:
- Section 84: Introduces a reverse burden of proof in certain PIDA cases, meaning employers must prove they did not take retaliatory action against whistleblowers who disclosed qualifying information. This makes it easier for whistleblowers to win unfair dismissal claims.
- Section 85: Expands the definition of "work-related information" in PIDA to encompass information about potential environmental damage, health and safety risks, and tax evasion, broadening the scope of protected disclosures.
- Section 88: Mandates companies with 50 or more employees to establish internal reporting channels for whistleblowers to report concerns confidentially.
- Section 89: Requires companies to provide appropriate support to whistleblowers, including access to legal advice and counseling.
- Section 91: Expands the powers of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) to receive and investigate whistleblower disclosures concerning money laundering and economic crime.
Contact Victor confidentially for details, proofs of evidence, etc: email@example.com
NEWS 24 JANUARY 2024 - POST OFFICE SCANDAL EXPLAINED: WHAT THE HORIZON SAGA IS ALL ABOUT
REFLECTION: JANUARY 2022 - Masterminds, Boris and Rishi, halved the value of pensioner's savings with their fatally flawed grasp on Brexit, getting voted in by a big red campaign bus promising £350 million for the NHS in large white lettering, but that was a massive deception that narrowly missed Bojo being prosecuted for fraud. After claiming we could have our EU cake and eat it, and a gullible electorate believing him! Now dear Rishi is raiding the ordinary man's piggy bank, so that his children might not benefit from inheritance - and it only took him all his life to accumulate. Presumably, dumb & dumber studied Colonial accounting and rule. But we don't have an Empire anymore to underpin the excesses or crass policies. Bojo can't sack Rishi, cos he bankrupt the nation with his poppycock, and needs the cash from your savings for more wallpapering during lockdown. Though he's snake-charmed Her Majesty with a parliament prorogue, sufficiently that she didn't sack him. Why not? Well, at that level, without a Written Constitution and the Justice System infested with honours and secret society influence, he is above the law - because there is no law in what is effectively a police state - if you report crime and then get slammed with stalking Orders of other SLAPP action for your trouble. Especially banking of planning fraud. Then are are for it my lad! They don't want the public to know about the bigger picture. You just keep watching the BBC and ITV, for your regular whitewashed news drip feed.
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