Former Keighley district councillor appears in court on three tax fraud charges (From Keighley News)
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Former Keighley district councillor appears in court on three tax fraud charges
6:10pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Former Keighley district councillor Robert Payne has made a first appearance at crown court on tax fraud charges.
Payne, 38, now of Knowle Avenue, Blackpool, appeared at Bradford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.
A trial date was set for March next year.
Payne, a former Conservative and Independent councillor for the Keighley West ward on Bradford Council, will next appear for a plea and case management hearing on November 4.
He is accused of three offences of cheating the public revenue and three of contravening the Companies Director Disqualification Act.