(2012) Liberal Democrat Cllr. Alex Folkes -IN COURT FOR TAX EVASION

A LAUNCESTON councillor and front-bench member of the Liberal Democrats at County Hall has apologised for failing to pay his council tax – TWICE.

Alex Folkes, deputy leader of the Lib Dem group and councillor for Launceston Central, was sent reminders and eventually a court summons after failing to pay his council tax.

The non-payment was revealed in court records which showed that Mr Folkes received a summons for non-payment and costs totalling £793.62.

It dated back to March 2010 when he failed to pay his council tax bill and led to two reminders and a final warning before he received the court summons. It was the second year running that the councillor – who during the 2010 general election campaign followed Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg as an official photographer – had missed a tax payment.


Read on: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Launceston-councillor-Alex-Folkes-8216-sorry-8217/story-14456535-detail/story.html


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