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Ex-Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara to face court on fraud charges

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A 39-year-old former Labour MP has been told to attend court next month to face a series of alleged fraud offences.

Jared O’Mara, the former MP for Sheffield Hallam, was summonsed today (Thurs) along with his former chief of staff, Gareth Arnold.

O’Mara stepped down as MP for the area in 2019.

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South Yorkshire Police say the pair will attend Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on 24 September in connection with offences relating to a number of allegedly fraudulent expenses claims that were submitted to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

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O’Mara, 39, of Walker Close, Sheffield, faces seven counts of fraud and one count of entering into an arrangement contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Arnold, 28, of Hunter House Road, Sheffield, faces six counts of fraud.

A third man, John Woodliff, 42, of Dunninc Terrace, Sheffield, also faces one count of entering into an arrangement contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in periods between October 2018 and February 2020.

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