UK: Court clerk guilty of taking bribe

PUBLISHED: 13:38 14 October 2011

An east London-based court clerk has become the first person to be convicted under new wide-ranging bribery legislation.

Munir Yakub Patel, 22, agreed to use his position as an administration clerk at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court to avoid putting details of a traffic summons on a court database in exchange for £500.

Patel, of Green Lane, Dagenham, Essex, admitted the charge at Southwark Crown Court.

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