Ex-UKIP councillor Peter Lagoda given community order for fraud

Peter Lagoda Peter Lagoda was handed a community order by a judge

Related Stories

A former UKIP councillor in Cambridgeshire who pleaded guilty to benefit fraud, has been handed a 12-month community order by a judge.

Peter Lagoda, 60, who represents Wisbech South on the county council, admitted benefit fraud and one count of fraud by false representation.

Peterborough Crown Court was told the offences took place between 2008 and 2010.

Lagoda was suspended from UKIP after he was charged.

He had initially denied the charges, however he admitted failing to inform Fenland District Council of a change in his circumstances when he appeared in court in February.

Mr Logoda's co-accused, his wife Maria, had also pleaded guilty to benefit fraud and was given a 12-month community order with supervision.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council told the BBC: "Mr Lagoda remains a councillor."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cambridgeshire



8 °C 4 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.