Slough Conservatives update: convictions upheld on appeal

An update on the tale of the six convicted for postal vote fraud in Slough, courtesy of the Maidenhead Advertiser:

A pair of election fraudsters jailed for the ghost vote scandal which rocked Slough politics have failed in an appeal against their convictions.

Tory candidate Raja Mohammed Eshaq Khan … admitted conspiracy to defraud and perjury at Reading Crown Court in January and was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Mahboob Khan, 46, of Quinbrookes, Slough was convicted of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury and jailed for four-and-a-half years.

At the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, both saw their appeal cases rejected.

A third man, Mohammed Basharat Khan, 47, of Mirador Crescent, Slough – who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury – had his three years and four month sentence cut by six months.

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