Ex-Labour MP Jared O’Mara is found guilty of six counts of fraud following trial for submitting fake invoices to fund a cocaine habit
- Jared O’Mara was convicted today of six counts of fraud by false representation
- The jury cleared the former Sheffield Hallam MP of two other fraud charges
- He and co-defendant Gareth Arnold will be sentenced on Thursday
Former Labour MP Jared O’Mara has been found guilty of fraud for submitting fake invoices to fund his cocaine habit while he was in office.
O’Mara, 41, who represented the constituency of Sheffield Hallam from 2017 to 2019, was on trial at Leeds Crown Court for submitting fake invoices to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to fund a cocaine habit.
He was convicted today of six counts of fraud by false representation. The jury cleared him of two other fraud charges.
Co-defendant Gareth Arnold was found guilty of three out of six fraud charges, and a third defendant, John Woodliff, was found not guilty of one offence of fraud.
O’Mara and Arnold will be sentenced at the same court on Thursday.
Former Labour MP Jared O’Mara (pictured) has been found guilty of six counts of fraud over expenses claims made while he was in office
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