Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud amounting to £160,000, in a sentence the former EDL leader appeared to describe as a "stitch up".
See u all in 18 months when I've lost all this weight pic.twitter.com/6xLR0g7Xr3— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2014
Ghaffar Hussain, head of research at Qulliam Foundation - the organisation which brokered Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, leaving the EDL - announced the sentence.
Tommy Robinson sentenced to 18 months for mortgage fraud.— Ghaffar Hussain (@GhaffarH) January 23, 2014
Although the former EDL leader has not acknowledged a prison sentence directly he has written a series of cryptic Tweets alluding to a long length of time away from his kids "for work" and a "complete stitch up".
According to the BBC, Robinson was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court after pleading guilty last November.
Kissing my kids goodbye as daddy may have to go work away was so difficult. Timing is awful as mum gets her MRI result Monday!— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
I hope twitter don't miss me 2 much. Prob hear from me in few months.— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2014
This is a complete stitch up— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2014
One last feed pic.twitter.com/05NaT1FCk1— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 23, 2014
Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring with others to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation from the Abbey and Halifax banks back in November.