Liverpool council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald arrested
Mr Fitzgerald one of four men held as part of an inquiry into financial irregularities at Lancashire council
Liverpool council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.
Mr Fitzgerald is one of four men who are being held as part of an inquiry into financial irregularities at Lancashire council centred on the authority’s joint venture with British Telecom, One Connect.
Four held in Lancashire County Council contract probe
A council chief and the leader of the Conservatives on Lancashire County Council (LCC) have been arrested as part of a long-running fraud investigation, the BBC understands.
Police said four men, aged 72, 58, 56 and 55, were being held in the probe into financial irregularities at LCC.
Liverpool City Council’s chief executive Ged Fitzgerald and leader of the Tories at LCC Geoff Driver are among those arrested.
The probe is into a council contract.
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