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Ex-soldier jailed for charity fraud

A man accused of defrauding a charity set up to help ex-service people has been sentenced to three years in prison. Christopher O'Neill pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud at an earlier hearing in January.

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Judge 'astounded' by Welsh Government's approval for charity cash

A former soldier who defrauded Conwy Council out of 125 thousand pounds has been sentenced to three years in prison. Christopher O'Neill set up a charity for North Wales war veterans called Forces for Good.

But he spent money he obtained for the project on his own lavish lifestyle, and a gambling habit.

The judge in the case said he was astounded that the Welsh Government had approved the project without basic checks being carried out.

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