Police have launched an inquiry into a sixth City Hall-funded project closely linked to the Mayor’s race adviser, Lee Jasper.
Fraud officers are to investigate Brixton Base, an arts training hub, which received more than £500,000 from Mr Livingstone’s London Development Agency but ran only three short training courses in two years.
Scotland Yard was called in on Brixton Base after LDA auditors found at least £70,000 of the money they paid the project could not be accounted for.
Mr Jasper is patron of Brixton Base and the organisation’s director, Errol Walters, is a close friend. Emails obtained by the Evening Standard show that Mr Jasper repeatedly intervened to protect Brixton Base from LDA officials who had severe doubts about the project and wanted to evict it. Continue reading….
Director of Brixton Base Errol Walters (Looking like a huge battered deer caught in headlights)
I feel for Ken Livingstone and Lee Jasper because they have been let down severly by people who they thought could be trusted. Thanks to a bunch of dishonest and foolish individuals, their names are now being dragged through the mud!
Mark my words, they will soon stamp the words “guilty by association” across Jasper’s forehead, and he will have no choice but to hand in his resignation.