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Police raid Unite headquarters over fraud, bribery and money laundering claims

The police raided Unite’s headquarters as part of of investigation of bribery, fraud and money laundering, which is believed to be related to construction of a £98 million hotel complex.

About 20 policemen in unmarked vehicles arrived at building in Holborn, central London, on Wednesday and left with files, documents and computer”.

The Telegraph realizes the raid is linked to union participants’ expenses money on design of hotel and conference center in Birmingham.

Sharon Graham new general secretary, announced last December that she ordered a QC-led investigation after it emerged that the building cost was significantly lower than the cost of building it.

She was elected after Len McCluskey, who headed trade union for 11 years old, retired.

examination over contracts

Unite came under scrutiny last year over This decision to award contracts with Flanagan Group, run McCluskey’s longtime friend Paul Flanagan, and health and safety contract awarded to SSC, a company owned by David Anderson, son of Joe Anderson, former mayor of Liverpool.

South Wales Police, which leading an investigation into allegations of bribery and fraud, along with UK Revenue and Customs, found that the warrants had been executed throughout the country.

force added that “number of The suspects will be interrogated.”

The spokesman said: “The South Wales Police Force executed the warrants as part of of investigation into allegations of bribery, fraud and money laundering.

“Order executed on Wednesday, April 6 at addresses in South Wales Police, Metropolitan, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, Dyfed Powys and Northamptonshire force areas.

“Joint Investigation with HM Revenue and Customs continues to operate and a number of of the suspects will be interrogated in properly”.

United is second-the largest trade union in United Kingdom, with more over 1.2 million members across multiple sectors including construction, logistics, manufacturing and transportation.

representative for in group said: “Combine employee is an currently subject to criminal police investigation. employeex office at Unite headquarters, in Holborn, London, was searched by police on warrant.”


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