In the Media

First Bribery Act sentence ?sends powerful message?

PUBLISHED November 18, 2011

The East London court officer who faced the first prosecution under the 2010 Bribery Act has been sentenced to six years in prison. Munir Yakub Patel was jailed for six years for misconduct in a public office, to be served concurrently with a three-year sentence for bribery. Patel was working as an administrative clerk at Redbridge Magistrates? Court in Ilford (pictured) when he took ?500 in exchange for ?getting rid? of the details of a traffic summons. He pleaded guilty to both charges in October. read more