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Broxtowe Borough Council Leader’s Incapacity Benefit Fraud Charge

January 26, 2012

What do you think of this case, readers? He is clearly disabled and so entitled to some benefit…

The leader of Broxtowe Borough Council has been charged with benefit fraud of more than £45,000.

Milan Radulovic, 56, of Cross Street, Eastwood, is accused of failing to declare council allowances on an incapacity benefit claim form.

The Labour councillor is due to appear in court on 16 March.

Mr Radulovic, of Cross Street, Eastwood was council leader from 1995 until 2007 – the same year he received an MBE – and resumed the position last year.

In 2005, he won a six-figure payout from the Queen’s Medical Centre for suffering serious health problems after an operation.

The politician was left almost blind in one eye from keyhole surgery complications to remove a gallstone.

Medical staff went ahead with the procedure despite Mr Radulovic requesting open surgery.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Terry Hunt (one of the real disabled) permalink
    January 26, 2012 5:16 pm

    Surprise, surprise! He’s an immigrant, with a name like that! Labour of course. They’re usually at the front of the expenses fiddles, whilst in public office.

  2. Alan permalink
    January 26, 2012 7:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Shine On MS Network Blog.

  3. shutupterry permalink
    January 29, 2012 2:36 am

    terry hunt he was born in england.

  4. February 1, 2012 5:38 am

    Oh dear no! Disabled people don’t think like that! We aren’t going to fall into the trap of judging someone else and risk looking as bigoted as those who attack us. Those of us born with disabilities or who get real insights into disability later in life NEVER refer to ourselves as the ‘real’ disabled. We just are disabled. We know that when it comes to disability there are only two types of people; disabled people and non-disabled people or people who understand and people who don’t. We also tend to be less bigoted about race, sex and other divisive issues, because we realise that the only real evil is ignorance and we all help each other. My friends would stand up for me, or for someone who was being abused whatever their race, faith, belief sex or anything else because ANY bigotry is unacceptable. I would even try to defend a racist if others attacked him on the grounds that he or she is hopefully just ignorant and can’t help it, because getting angry with them will help no-one.

    We really would prefer it if the people who think they are supporting ‘the real disabled’ or people who ‘really need benefits’ would not even put us on the opposite side of a line facing another group of people who are ‘not real’. We just need to get on with real life and not to be stereotyped as a ‘better class of problem’. We have our own problems and in 34 years of disability, my biggest problem was people who thought they knew what being disabled meant without asking the disabled person in front of them.

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