Former Wisbech man charged with money laundering and fraudulently obtaining benefit cash

A FORMER Wisbech man accused of money laundering and dishonestly obtaining more than �17,000 in benefits due to his mother in law is to have his case heard at Cambridge Crown Cout.

It is alleged that Manik Ali, 55, now living in Railway Road, King’s Lynn, dishonestly obtained �17,858 from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions between July 2003 and September 2006 when he was the woman’s appointee; by failing to report that his mother-in-law was no longer resident in the UK.

He is also charged with acquiring, using or having possession of criminal property, namely �17,736 between September 2006 and June 2009.

When Ali appeared at Wisbech courthouse, jurisdiction was declined. He was instructed to attend the court on November 9, when Fenland magistrates will commit him for trial at Cambridge Crown Court. He was given unconditional bail.