SFO charges six re donations to Labour

The Herald reports:

The Serious Fraud Office has laid charges after an investigation into donations made to the Labour Party in 2017.

The agency filed criminal charges yesterday against six people in relation to a donation made to the Labour Party.

“The defendants are entitled to seek name suppression therefore the SFO will not be naming any defendants until any name suppression issues have been resolved,” the SFO said.

“We note, however, that none of the defendants are sitting MPs or are current or former officials of the Labour Party.”

Very interesting. It appears to be about one donation only. It may be similar to what is alleged with the National case also, in that one large donation was broken down and donated through multiple people.

If so, all the rhetoric from Labour figures about National at the time (even though no one from National was charged) may come back and haunt Labour.

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