An update on the tale of those convicted for postal vote fraud in Slough in the 2007 local council elections. It comes courtesy of the Maidenhead Advertiser:
A pair of election fraudsters jailed for the ghost vote scandal which rocked Slough politics have failed in an appeal against their convictions.
Tory candidate Raja Mohammed Eshaq Khan … admitted conspiracy to defraud and perjury at Reading Crown Court in January and was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Mahboob Khan, 46, of Quinbrookes, Slough was convicted of conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury and jailed for four-and-a-half years.
At the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, both saw their appeal cases rejected.
A third man, Mohammed Basharat Khan, 47, of Mirador Crescent, Slough – who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury – had his three years and four month sentence cut by six months.