Fraud probe as FIFTEEN members of the same family – including convicted crash-for-cash conman – net £1m in taxpayers’ money after claiming they ALL lived in same Grenfell Tower flat
- Naqshbandi family of 15 claim they lived in three bed third floor flat in tower
- Only four names are believed to appear on the original tenancy agreement
- Notorious ‘crash-for-cash’ fraudster Masi Naqshbandi is one of the relatives
Fifteen members of the same family are being investigated by fraud officers after receiving up to £1million in public funds by claiming they lived in a single flat in Grenfell Tower.
The Naqshbandi family, who are from Afghanistan, have been rehoused in at least three new homes in a luxury development furnished by John Lewis.
One family member is Masi Naqshbandi, one of Britain’s most notorious ‘crash for cash’ conmen.
He was jailed for more than seven years in 2012 after he and his gang were convicted of staging 250 crashes to make insurance claims worth £6.5million.
Masi, 33, used the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle, which included a holiday at the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.
His sentence was reduced to six years on appeal and he was freed in 2015.
Last September he met Prince William at the launch of a support centre for survivors of the Grenfell fire on June 14 last year, which killed 72 people.
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