LONDON (AP) — A court has sentenced the former finance manager for the local authority that owned a London high-rise ravaged by a deadly fire to 5½ years in prison for stealing money meant for survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
Jenny McDonagh admitted taking 60,000 pounds ($78,000) from a fund established for survivors of the June 2017 fire that killed 72 people. McDonagh was sentenced on Friday.
Prosecutors say the 39-year old, who worked for Kensington and Chelsea Council, used pre-paid credit cards intended for Grenfell survivors to fund trips to Dubai and Los Angeles.
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Prosecutor Catherine Gould says McDonagh “abused the trust placed in her to take personal advantage of a national tragedy.”
Hundreds were left homeless after flames from a fire in one apartment raced up the building and trapped residents.
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