Former councillor admits defrauding charity for children in Africa

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Richard Vallery-Peters ENGSUS00120121107121819

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A FORMER councillor who met the Queen in recognition of his charitable work has today (WEDS) admitted defrauding a charity that works with impoverished children in Africa.

Richard Vallery-Peters, of Ashburnham Road, pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud by false representation against the Tanzania based charity Network for Vulnerable Rescue Foundation.

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The 48-year-old former Hastings Borough councillor pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court.

 

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