Corruption Not Unique to Indonesia: Bury Council Edition

Another reminder that corruption is not unique to Indonesia.  Bury is a small city near Manchester in northern England.  The case involves two councillors being paid bribes in relation to local planning permits.

FIVE men have been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.

Officers from GMP’s Serious Crime Division executed warrants at addresses in Altrincham, Kersal, Didsbury and Bacup, Lancashire, and arrested five men, aged between 45 and 69 on suspicion of corruption in a public office.

These arrests are the result of an intelligence-led operation launched in June 2011 into allegations that two councillors at Bury Council accepted bribes in relation to a planning application.

From Manchester Confidential, here.


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