Retired magistrate swindled more than £23,000 in benefits by lying about his savings - but is spared jailRahmat Ali Raja, 75, dishonestly claimed benefits for 10 years
The ex-local councillor was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to the community in Pendle, Lancashire
At one point, the former magistrate had savings worth £102,000 across nine bank accounts
But he claimed he had just £5,601 in order to claim the extra cash Raja pleaded guilty to two counts of dishonestly failing to disclose information and said: 'I made a mistake'
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Excuse me but............who let him off?