Gypsy rights campaigner jailed for £2.9m benefits scam
A civil rights campaigner for Roma gypsies has been jailed for 2 years and 3 months after admitting taking part in a fraud that cost British taxpayers nearly 3 million pounds.
Lavinia Olmazu was working with a Romanian criminal gang and at the same time was employed as a Roma outreach worker for two London councils.
Police officers say money from the fraud was funnelled directly to crime bosses in Romania.
Dominic Hughes reports.