Tower Hamlets council was swooped on today by inspectors launching a major investigation into claims of fraud and financial mismanagement.
They arrived at 8am at the headquarters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman in Mulberry Place, and were understood to be gathering boxes of official files.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles ordered a full probe into a series of alleged scandals surrounding the administration of Mr Rahman, who was elected as an independent mayor in 2010.
And a dossier containing secret documents that raised “serious concerns” was passed to Scotland Yard
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