Ex-Sandwell Council boss Mahboob Hussain 'breached' code of conduct trying to QUASH parking tickets for his family

Ex-Sandwell Council boss Mahboob Hussain ‘breached’ code of conduct trying to QUASH parking tickets for his family

An ex-council deputy leader has breached the code of conduct over his role selling public toilets and trying to cancel parking tickets for family members.

Sandwell councillor Mahboob Hussain has brought the council into disrepute, standards committee members have found.

The hearing ruled Mr Hussain “ignored” a £130,000 valuation of public toilets and instead sold them for £35,000 to a family friend.

Mr Hussain, who did not attend the hearing on medical grounds, said he had been “denied any natural justice”.



Mahboob Hussain is facing calls for an investigation over the sale of a toilet block

He said: “I have always strongly refuted the allegations made against me and would have liked the opportunity to defend myself fully.”

The committee found he used his position to have three parking tickets issued to family members reduced and cancelled.

A further hearing will be held to determine what action should be taken against the Oldbury councillor.

West Midlands Police has also said there is “insufficient detail” to launch a criminal investigation in relation to the breach.

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