Former Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara will appear at court this Friday

Jared O’Mara, former MP for Sheffield Hallam, is to appear in a city court on Friday over allegations of fraud.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 4:02 pm
Jared O'Mara MP for Sheffield Hallam

O’Mara, aged 39, will attend Sheffield Magistrates’ court on Friday September 24, following a summons issued on August 19.

The ex-Labour MP faces seven counts of fraud and one count of entering into an arrangement which facilitates the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by another, contrary to section 328(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

O’Mara’s former chief of staff, Gareth Arnold, will also appear on September 24 and faces six counts of fraud. A third man, John Woodliff, faces one charge under the Proceeds of Crime Act and will also appear.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in series of incidents between October 2018 and February 2020.

O’Mara was elected in 2017 when he defeated former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg. He stood down before the 2019 general election, where he was replaced by Labour MP Olivia Blake.