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EDL leader on fraud conspiracy charges

The leader of the English Defence League has been charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Lennon, has been charged together with five others following a fraud investigation by Bedfordshire Police.

Robinson, 30, is currently remanded in custody in HMP Wandsworth on a charge of possession of a false identity document with improper intention. He now faces three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to a mortgage application.

Bedfordshire Police on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service announced the charges this morning. The six are due to appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 December in the afternoon.

Alongside Robinson are Stephen Vowles, 24, of Luton who was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, false accounting, money laundering and supply of class A drugs; Neil Goodwin, 28, of Luton charged with possession of criminal property; Lisa Moore, 26, of Silsoe charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and false accounting; Anjee Darcy, 30, of Luton charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and false accounting; and Elliott Gale, 28, of Watford charged with money laundering.

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