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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Derek Clark UKIP MEP & OLAF: An update

We can now reveal that in December further information on Clark was given to OLAF - the EU's anti-fraud office.

This information concerns money that was passed through the business account of an East Midlands UKIP member. It appears that the East Midlands Regional Committee were not consulted about this practice.

Not that we are suggesting for one minute that this could involve money laundering or anything remotely like it! That is for OLAF and the relevant authorities to decide.

UKIP East Midlands is now in a state of collapse. Apathetic leadership, Clark's TOTAL lack of interest in the branches or preparing for the General Election are all to blame.

Clark's ONLY concern is staying on the EU Gravy Train for another five years. He can't wait to start collecting that FAT EU pension at YOUR expense! That's why he supports giving MORE power to the EU! Even Gerard Batten condemned him for it! See: LINK

Branches across the Region are closing. UKIP Boston - formally one of UKIP's strongest areas - is now all but dead. The BNP has now replaced UKIP in that town as the voice of protest.

The Regional Organiser - Don Ransom - is now a convicted drunk driver - Boston Magistrates Court number URN 32 C80333909. That will hardly help UKIP in the run up to the GE!

Derek Clark faces possible legal action over his alleged misuse of EU funds. Indeed, late last year OLAF officials visited Britain to interview several people in the East Midlands and elsewhere.

Clark has already been the subject of some press interest in the Eastern Region:

Euro MP under investigation by fraud squad

A FRAUD investigation has been launched into the activities of an East Midlands European politician.

Derek Clark was re-elected as an MEP for the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, following the June 4 elections.

But the United Kingdom Independence Party MEP has been under investigation by the European anti-fraud office, OLAF, for more than a year.

When the Telegraph asked the fraud office what the investigation was about and when it was due to be completed, it said it had no comment to make.

Mr Clark said he was aware of the investigation but had not been informed about what it concerned.

He said: "I know nothing about the details of this. I've not been told by OLAF."

Junius says: Clark is a liar! OLAF has a duty to inform ANY MEP that is under investigation by the team.

A spokesman for UKIP said he thought the investigation related to a former employee but had not heard anything officially through the European anti-fraud team.

He said he felt people were abusing the fraud investigation process.

"If someone makes a complaint, OLAF has to by law have an investigation and give it a case number which is sent to the complainant."

He said that after 18 months of investigations, Mr Clark had yet to be questioned, and knew nothing about the allegations made against him.

"If there was something to find it would have been found."

Mr Clark lives in Northampton. Police there said they were aware of the case, but it was not a police matter.

End of article. To view the original: LINK

Derek Clark OLAF Case Number: D/007/033/04.09.08

Derek Clark OLAF Investigation Number: DD/FD-D2008.A1/7133/OF/2008/0240

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