Paedophile fantasist Carl Beech has cost taxpayers £605,804 in legal aid and court costs – The Sun
PAEDOPHILE fantasist Carl Beech has cost taxpayers £605,804 in legal aid and court costs.
Beech, who lied that there was a VIP child molesting ring involving top politicians, ran up a £333,040 bill trying to dodge justice for fraud and his own child sex crimes.
The rest of the bill was prosecution costs from the 51-year-old’s trial, where he was jailed for 18 years.
The amount is likely to rise as not every cost has yet been billed.
Beech’s claims sparked a six-year £2.5million Scotland Yard probe.
Ex-Labour MP Tom Watson, who said he had “clear intelligence” supporting the claims, has been slammed for taking the fraudster’s side.
A probe by Prof Alexis Jay found no evidence to back up Beech and Watson’s accounts.
Beech, known as Nick, was convicted of perverting justice, fraud and skipping bail in July.
Among those he falsely accused was former Tory PM Sir Edward Heath.
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