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Friday, 10 July 2009

Afghan Mansion Dweller Raided by Customs

Perhaps she decided that she is not getting enough money from us (despite, as one comment points out, receiving a monthly rent payment which adds up to more than the annual salary of a minimum-wage worker from the taxpayer - and that's just for starters) and was cheating her taxes?

Does she even pay taxes? Or is that only for those British people destined to support her and her seven children?

From The Mail:

A £1.2million council house occupied by an Afghan family and paid for by the taxpayer was raided by customs officials yesterday.

Twelve officers entered mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi's home in Acton, West London, at 7am and later emerged with documents and suitcases.

HM Revenue and Customs refused to discuss the case due to 'taxpayer confidentiality' but did confirm a property in Acton was visited yesterday morning.

The 36-year-old moved into the detached property last July and receives £170,000 a year in benefits, which includes £12,500 a month for her rent.

Ealing Council has been unable to find suitable council housing, forcing it to pay a private landlord to re-house the family.

Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell promised to stamp out the practice when the case was exposed last year.

Mrs Saiedi moved to London seven years ago after she fled her native Afghanistan during civil unrest.

She was made homeless from a five-bedroom house in Ealing, West London, in 2008 and pleaded with the council for a suitable home but there was nothing available.

As well as seven bedrooms, the house in nearby Acton has two reception rooms, a dining room, two kitchens and an extensive back garden.

The landlord, Ajit Panesar, is being paid double the normal market value of the property because of another government loophole.

Despite the outcry, the council said its hands were tied until this month when the case comes up for review.

Three Ealing council offers were sacked for placing the family in the house although they claim they were made scapegoats.

Mark Wallace, campaign director of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said when the case came to light: 'The system has gone seriously wrong when one family is costing taxpayers so much. The family could be helped without such a large bill.'

To think many of us wonder why all those illegals in Calais risk their lives to get here. It must be like winning the lottery.

1 comment:

Thorum said...

Seven little Muslims also? What the f*&k !!