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Nigel Farage’s aide faces 20 years behind bars

posted by: David Lawrence | on: Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 21:04


A senior aide to Nigel Farage has pleaded guilty to concocting a scam to extort money from drug dealers. He now faces up to 20 years behind bars as well as a £200,000 fine and deportation.

George Cottrell, 22, told a gang of drug traffickers on the dark web that he could launder up to £122,000 a month for them whilst protecting their anonymity. However, Cottrell intended to retain the money and blackmail the traffickers.

Unfortunately for Cottrell, he was in fact communicating with American undercover agents.

Cottrell was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in June after accompanying Farage to the Republican National Convention with Farage, at which Farage gave a speech. Cottrell has been held behind bars since.

Cottrell, who was previously in charge of Farage’s private office and was part of UKIP’s media team, made the following confession to court on Monday:

'I falsely claimed that I would launder the criminal proceeds through my bank accounts for a fee. Rather than launder any of the money, though, I intended to retain the money.'

Cottrell’s uncle, Alexander, the 3rd Baron Hesketh, defected to UKIP from the Conservatives in 2011 and has since donated substantial amounts of money to UKIP.

Farage has tried to distance himself from Cottrell, telling The Daily Mail: “I can’t be responsible for everyone around me”.



 Posted: 3 Jan 2017 | There are 1 comments

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Comment 1 | From: Fred Boycott | Date: 11 January 2017, 02:34

6 Afghan Muslim abusers arrested in Austria for abusing Austrian women on NYE where is this reported in your blog, you fucking hypocrites and this is your main news, low life wankers.


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