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Ex-Labour MP Jared O’Mara, 41, ‘falsely claimed £30,000 in expenses to ‘fund cocaine habit’


A former Labour MP falsely claimed around £30,000 in expenses in a ‘brazen fraud’ to fund a ‘prodigious’ cocaine habit, a court heard today.

Jared O’Mara, 41, who was MP for Sheffield Hallam for two years, regarded ‘taxpayers’ money as a source of income that was his to claim and use as he wished, Leeds Crown Court was told.

The MP, who is autistic, even allegedly invented a fictitious autism organisation to try and claim thousands of pounds in faked expenses.

Prosecutor James Bourne-Arton said O’Mara was in ‘dire need of cash’ as he was funding a cocaine habit and possibly ‘living beyond his means.’

Former Labour MP Jared O'Mara falsely claimed around £30,000 in expenses in a 'brazen fraud' to fund a 'prodigious' cocaine habit, a court heard yesterday

Former Labour MP Jared O’Mara falsely claimed around £30,000 in expenses in a ‘brazen fraud’ to fund a ‘prodigious’ cocaine habit, a court heard yesterday

But he said O’Mara ‘appears to maintain’ that his claims were ‘all genuine and that he didn’t act dishonestly.’

O’Mara, of Walker Close, Sheffield, has denied eight counts of fraud by false representation. He appeared in court…



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