Expected jail term for former Labour Higham Hill Cllr Geoff Hammond after his case in committed to crown court for sentencing

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Geoff Hammond admits defrauding a charity through abuse of his position Geoff Hammond admits defrauding a charity through abuse of his position

A former Labour councillor has pleaded guilty to abusing his position to defraud a charity.

Geoff Hammond, who represented Higham Hill ward in Walthamstow, admitted the offence during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday.

Hammond resigned his seat when he was charged last month.

The 50-year-old, of Sollershott East in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, was granted unconditional bail and is scheduled to appear at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing on January 9.

 

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