Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.
EMB Case still going on - currently on witness number 16 today (2nd August).
Peter Shorinwa Chair of LEMB currently on trial for fraud at Inner London Crown Court.
16 witnesses in and going for gold, apparently he is now a cripple and has to use a crutch to walk with whilst in court.
Saw him with a stick for the first time the Friday before the case started as I walked on by on the other side of the road. Doesn't seem to affect his driving though. Does anyone know how many of the witnesses are for the prosecution and how many are for the defence or is that prohibited from being publicly reported? Sixteen is a lot of witnesses. Are there likely to be more? How long is the case scheduled to be at court for?
Last time I saw him he was walking fine.
Never seen him with a crutch.
I have seen him in his big SUV.
My kid said he saw him last night walking to his car last night and he didn't see a stick so stick or no stick that is the question lol! I am confused what the deal is with the stick is as I saw him with it on the Friday before the case began and my kid saw him without it last night.
Peter Shorinwa in the middle flanked on both sides by two former Mayors of Lambeth.
Using 'cripple' as a noun is out of date and can be offensive to many people.
Someone decided the post box on Barrington Rd needed refurb!
Such a stupid, destructive and pointless thing to do by a complete idiot. Stupidity. Hope the CCTV catches those responsible.
Agreed. What confuses me is they went to the trouble of doing a good job of the top of it.
There is a post box at the Oval thats ( officially ) been painted white to celebrate England winning the cricket world cup.
Maybe someone decided to copy it?
It could be a pigeon with a really bad case of diarrhoea.
How long is the case expected to go on for?
It's alleged that Peter Shorinwa when he needs votes calls upon a majority of some loyal 40 supporters to back him on any decisions he makes.
A majority attend a pensioners club where they receive free lunch time refreshments and activities of which Peter Shorinwa benevolently always attends.
The Crown court fraud case continues and is now into its third week.
Did you know that lying in Court:
The act of perjury , giving a false statement which you know is not true. Perjury carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and/or a fine.
Perjury Act 1911
Photo from Loughborough Estate website
Now on witness 17... at the Crown Court. The defendants Peter Shorinwa and Sade Adedoton must have very deep pockets as barristers are not free.
Fiona Onasanya former MP thought she was special. She's not the only one, I see loads of drivers going over the speed limit at Loughborough Junction down Coldharbour Lane resulting in crashes.
We do need to see a tougher line taken with this sort of person, those in positions of authority should be held accountable. The article is an interesting read.
I went to the trial on Monday, so saw witness 16 and 17.
Might make some comment in due course - but not wanting to be banged up for perverting the course of justice in the middle of the Proms season I'll refrain until the verdict is announced.
I will say that I hadn't been to Inner London Crown Court since about 1999 - but it can't have changed much. There is a commemorative stone plaque in the entrance saying the building was erected by the London County Council and opened in 1920. The public gallery in court three looks as though it could have been fitted out with plain benches to seat about 40 in three long rows around the 1950s. There were only 5 in the gallery when I went. Me and a friend, a lady stenographer busily doing shorthand and two Loughborough EMB members - who appeared to be Shorinwa supporters.
Notwithstanding the very unluxurious nature of this court I must say they had rigged up a very serviceable PA system - the proceedings were quite plainly audible, notwithstanding the public gallery being far above the court - and screened by plate glass.
Witness 20 has now been sworn in Court 3. The cost of this trial must be enormous.
As I recall there was a guy who worked in the Loughborough office he ran the window replacement contract ( united residents ) who whistle blew on the finances around 6 years ago.
I wounder what happened to him and if hes been called as a whiteness? this would have been around the Time Peter became Chair he had concerned about the finance director (Fred Moore the CEO John Brewster and the Chair) he was never seen again after reporting them.
I would be interest to know who is paying for Peter defence.
This must be costing an awful lot of money.
I really think Loughborough Estate residents should ask that Peter is paying for this. That its not coming out of LEMB funds.
Its a legitimate question for any LEMB resident to ask if LEMB.
It MUST not be from any LEMB funds and if the pair are found guilty all LEMB members will be liable for any money used, I can hear another court case rumbling in the background regarding the alleged misappropriation of public funds.
A very legitimate question for any LEMB resident to ask.
It is a legitimate question to ask but trying to get information from the LEMB is impossible.
The complete and utter lack of information from the LEMB unless it is to periodically promote a kids club, yet another trip to Southend (when there are so many other amazing places for families and kids) or coffee mornings is pretty shocking. Information that promotes the LEMB is sent to residents (at times several times). These just serve to highlight just how little the LEMB does for the estate. The LEMB is a reflection of it's management all show and no substance.
Would a Freedom of Information request provide this information?
One has to be very careful with what one writes while a court case in ongoing.
I'm so looking forward to the verdict, either way the press will be all over this.
It will not be good for LEMB either way.
Do you really think so? There is only one article online covering it and nothing has been mentioned in London Evening Standard, any of the London news programmes, Brixton Buzz etc. about the case at all.
Maybe send a tip to SLP or OnLondon?
There is really no need for the national press to pick up this story.
As yet there has been no judgment made to report on as far as I am aware, but rest assured once a judgment is made, the press like a pack of wolves will be all over this case, there will be no hiding.
I wonder of the current LEMB members, will they pass the news on that they are innocent but guilty, who knows how they manage anything without the magnificent Chair of LEMB.
I don't think FOI apply to organisation like LEMB.
Crikey! They receive money from Lambeth. I would have thought a FOI would apply.
Considering it's inexperienced residents who run the estate for residents and Lambeth Council I would have thought that on the whole generally residents would be kept more informed about how all the money they receive is spent and not just the very few who attend the Board meetings but earlier posts touched on this already.
Think would be a plan just to FOI them anyway and see what they say. If they reject with that reason then you know at least.
Maybe also at same time FOI council - try and work out what kind of information LEMB fed up to council (if any).
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