Tuesday, 29 April 2014
"More Corruption Within The System"
The former Constable of St John, Graeme Butcher, has appeared in Jersey's Royal Court this morning (Tuesday) accused of misconduct and abuse of trust whilst he was head of the parish.
He is accused of spending more than £2,500 of parish money on himself, including using the parish credit card to pay for petrol, electrical items and materials to decorate his home.
He is also charged with making expenses claims when he was not allowed to do so and asking the parish secretary to bury his personal spending within the St John accounts.
All the alleged offences took place between 2007 and 2011.
He's pleaded not guilty and a trial will go ahead on June 2nd.