LTTE lobbyist British MP accused of abuse of power and office
Labour MP Keith Vaz has been accused by the leading British newspaper Daily Mail of "a shameles abuse of power and office." The charges against Mr. Vaz includes intervening in a court case on behalf of a “conman” friend who was accused of bearing bogus legal qualifications.
The articles and an editorial in the Mail explain in gory detail how he and his family enjoyed Wembley football matches, pop concerts and a trip to the Bolshoi Ballet, courtesy of his friend, solicitor Shahrokh 'Sean' Mireskandari, who has been suspended from practicing law in Britain.
Mr. Vaz is a strong loyalist of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a terrorist outfit fighting for a separate state in Sri Lanka, which has been proscribed as a terrorist organization in more than 30 countries. He has close associations with LTTE front organizations such as British Tamil Forum, Tamil Youth organization and Tamil Councillors Association.
Damning evidence of how senior Labour MP Keith Vaz intervened in a court case on behalf of a crooked friend can be revealed today.
Mr Vaz wrote to a High Court judge trying to halt proceedings against a firm which had lavished hospitality on him and his family. Astonishingly, he signed it in his official capacity as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, which has a key role in law-and-order issues.
The MP will now be under pressure to step down as committee chairman amid accusations that he tried to interfere with the legal system and exploited his status to try to stop the case.