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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 am




The controversial founder of the defunct Kids Company charity yesterday begged to be spared the ‘stress’ of court proceedings.

Camila Batmanghelidjh asked a judge to help her avoid taking the blame for its financial meltdown.

Her solicitor told the High Court it would be a ‘blessing’ if she was let off, adding: ‘It would save time, cost and stress for her.’

At a preliminary court hearing yesterday, Batmanghelidjh argued she should escape blame because although she was ‘heavily involved’ in the charity, she was ‘not involved in the governance’.
Her solicitor, James Nicholls, complained that ‘stones are being thrown at her by the official receiver’, who has amassed 56 lever arch files of evidence, which he described as ‘a plethora of noise’.

Although Batmanghelidjh was not a director at the time the charity collapsed, she was described at a previous inquiry as the ‘unaccountable and dominant’ chief executive who regarded Kids Company as ‘her personal fiefdom’.
Kids Company received millions of pounds in taxpayer funding and was backed by high-profile celebrities.

Inquiries have previously found the charity gave brown envelopes stuffed with cash to troubled children as a matter of course.

Some £50,000 was allegedly spent on taxis at the charity’s Christmas party, and Batmanghelidjh had the use of a driver.

Twelve-year-old clients were given £150 trainers, while others were flown first class to America.
In 2015, one of the youngsters helped by the organisation told how she and her friends would splash the spending money they were given on cannabis.

She told Radio 4's The Report: 'We would queue up and sign our names down and get an envelope with £30 and an Oyster travelcard.

'Then we would go to the shop and buy whatever we wanted with that money. It was weed heaven on a Friday, you could smell it coming down from the landings.'

Other alleged instances of waste included someone's PhD studies being funded, and a stay at Champneys spa for a man with mental health problems who booked a chocolate massage treatment.

Batmanghelidjh denies all the allegations against her. The case continues.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7025093/Kids-Company-founder-urges-judge-spare-stress-court-case.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue May 14, 2019 7:47 am

£50K in taxi fares? Doesn't surprise me. I personally knew someone who set up a charity and did just that...creamed off expenses to fund her trips to Egypt. She got caught fiddling the books.

When you think how much was donated to Kids Company and how abused that charity was, it's pretty disgusting.
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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue May 14, 2019 11:51 am



This twat needs prosecuting and prison for her fraud!!!



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Post by Syl on Tue May 14, 2019 12:19 pm

I remember writing a thread about her years ago.
She was bent through and through....how she managed to fool so many people for so long was a mystery.
Just shows how corrupt some of these so called do gooders really are.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue May 14, 2019 12:30 pm



I'm surprised that so much time has passed since she was found out, and she still hasn't faced prosecution...!



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Post by Original Quill on Tue May 14, 2019 6:08 pm

It's interesting that, once more, a member of the rich and privileged thinks there is a special set of laws just for them.

I want to be the solicitor who has the balls to tell the court next time a common thief comes before it: "... it would be a ‘blessing’ if she was let off...‘It would save time, cost and stress for her'."

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue May 14, 2019 6:08 pm

The labour govt diverted millions to her and her fake fraudulent "charity"...



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Post by Cass on Wed May 15, 2019 5:28 am

Relieve her of stress and save her time. Okey dokey then. Stupid woman. Throw the book at her.


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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed May 15, 2019 10:57 am

Cass wrote:Relieve her of stress and save her time. Okey donkey then. Stupid woman. Throw the book at her.


Yes... this woman is so far up herself it is beyond belief...!!!


She is a criminal... pure and simple...!!!


Throw the book at her... long jail term... plus seize her assets to repay the taxpayer!!!



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Post by nicko on Wed May 15, 2019 11:15 am

Your not expecting a realistic sentence from our Judges are you?
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Post by Jules on Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm

Ah I remember this woman in the news few years ago.
My opinion is going to be different to everyone else's, here!  Neutral



Yes, she has been recklessly wasteful with public money. Extremely profligate in her spending and totally incompetent. Correct!  

Well, so have several bank managers, pension fund CEO's and top financiers, who wasted far more public money than this woman ever did, and yet they were never punished. Instead they were bailed out  - with MORE public money -  and some were even promoted afterwards.

If the "men in suits" get off scott free, why shouldn't a fat woman in colourful clothes not be pardoned either?
If the guy sitting beside her had wasted twice that amount managing a bank, or a country  Wink  - he'd have been let off the hook.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed May 15, 2019 1:25 pm

Jules wrote:Ah I remember this woman in the news few years ago.
My opinion is going to be different to everyone else's, here!  Neutral



Yes, she has been recklessly wasteful with public money. Extremely profligate in her spending and totally incompetent. Correct!  

Well, so have several bank managers, pension fund CEO's and top financiers, who wasted far more public money than this woman ever did, and yet they were never punished. Instead they were bailed out  - with MORE public money -  and some were even promoted afterwards.

If the "men in suits" get off scott free, why shouldn't a fat woman in colourful clothes not be pardoned either?
If the guy sitting beside her had wasted twice that amount managing a bank, or a country  Wink  - he'd have been let off the hook.

Kids Company founder urges judge to spare her the 'stress' of a court case over the charity's financial meltdown after taking £42m of public money _88230835_031232102-1


Because a multitude of wrongs don't make a right? Just because others have gotten away with it, doesn't mean that should be perpetuated. Anyone who commits fraud with a charity is the worst kind of hustler.
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Post by Jules on Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 pm

Imo the only justification for jailing her, would be if it can be demonstrated that she spent any of the money on HERSELF.

Did she buy mansions, a fleet of sportscars, designer wardrobes, jewellery,  drugs?  Did she have luxury holidays abroad, or indulge in gambling?  Kids Company founder urges judge to spare her the 'stress' of a court case over the charity's financial meltdown after taking £42m of public money 2190311264


If it can be proven that she spent inordinate amounts on herself, then yes punish her.
But if she was merely incompetent and wasteful, then just ban her from any future charity work. Kids Company founder urges judge to spare her the 'stress' of a court case over the charity's financial meltdown after taking £42m of public money 2190311264

Politicians & bankers who frittered away Billions of public moneythru errors & mismangement are still in their jobs. Cool

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Post by Jules on Wed May 15, 2019 1:39 pm

Why did it take 20 years to notice her incompetence?? The charity watchdog supervising her was surely incompetent too.

And btw she had as many dealings with Cameron as with Blair. The tories were in power when she created the company, and when she finally left it.

So let's not make this a political issue.

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