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Labor MP Apsana Begum charged with housing fraud


Labor MP Apsana Begum faces housing fraud charges after buying her £ 300,000 council house in just six months

  • 30-year-old Labor MP Apsana Begum has been charged with housing fraud
  • She is charged with three offenses relating to an apartment on the Isle of Dogs, east London
  • The MP denied the wrongdoing or the existence of a probe, saying the enclosure was a "lifeline".

Labor MP Apsana Begum was charged with housing fraud following questions about how she got her apartment in London.

A close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, Ms. Begum, 30, has been charged with three offenses related to the £ 300,000 one-bed Isle of Dogs apartment in east London, The Sun reports.

Ms. Begum is expected to appear before the local court on December 10th and may lose her seat in the lower house or her term.

Ms. Begum, 30, has been charged with three offenses related to the Isle of Dogs one-bed apartment in east London

The MP previously denied any wrongdoing or the existence of a probe, claiming she was able to find social housing quickly due to the breakdown of their marriage in 2014, which left her in a "state of flux," the publication reports.

It is believed that Ms. Begum applied to her parents for a meetinghouse in 2011 in Tower Hamlets, London.

She then married and moved in with her husband in 2014, but after the separation, Ms. Begum found social housing again six months later.

Ms. Begum told The Sun, "I was so grateful that I was housed, which gave me the lifeline I needed to live independently and safely."

The £ 300,000 one-bed apartment on the Isle of Dogs in east London is operated by a housing association with council-nominated tenants

The £ 300,000 one-bed apartment on the Isle of Dogs, east London, is owned by a housing association with council-nominated tenants

Apsana Begum is an ally of Jeremy Corbyn and MP for Poplar and Limehouse in East London

Apsana Begum is an ally of Jeremy Corbyn and MP for Poplar and Limehouse in East London

Located on the bend of the River Thames made famous by the credits to EastEnders, London's Isle of Dogs is home to the Docklands financial district

Located on the bend of the River Thames made famous by the credits to EastEnders, London's Isle of Dogs is home to the Docklands financial district

The East London MP for Poplar and Limehouse, who won her seat in the December 2019 general election, was previously forced to apologize for Facebook posts, including one that pointed out that Saudi Arabia's leaders “loved theirs Zionist masters ”.

At the time, she said she did not do the job herself, but shared it "because I handled the treatment of pilgrims who were molested in the Great Mosque of Mecca".

She said she would not use the words herself and was "committed to the fight against anti-Semitism".

MailOnline asked Ms. Begum for a comment.

Apsana Begum (center) and Claudia Webbe (right) from the Labor Party at the start of the Labor Party Race and Faith Manifesto at the Bernie Grant Arts Center in north London. November 2019

Apsana Begum (center) and Claudia Webbe (right) from the Labor Party at the start of the Labor Party Race and Faith Manifesto at the Bernie Grant Arts Center in north London. November 2019

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