“This gang thought they could exploit rules for genuine British filmmakers and thieve from the public purse for their own gain”

When the BBC report notes that the actress/producer sentenced to 5 years 5 months, reduced to 4 years 8 months, for her part in a £2.8million VAT and film tax credits scam, was “from London”, what they mean is that she was from Newry, with an address in London – as UTV correctly reported[I blame the PA copy – Ed]  Perhaps…

What neither mentioned, but both the Irish Times and the Irish News do report today, is that the actress involved, Aoife Madden, is the neice of a current Member of Parliament – namely Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy.  That was revealed a week ago by Suzanne Breen in the Irish Mail on Sunday – transcribed here by Newshound.

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