Thursday, July 10, 2008

Zamora in Parking Ticket Scam

According to today's Sun Bobby Zamora has admitted in court that he paid ex-West Ham player Shaun Newton to “have a look” at a speeding ticket. Zamora and Teddy Sheringham were both arrested for their part in a speeding ticket scam which seems to have centred around Shaun Newton.

Whilst at West Ham Shaun Newton received a seven month ban for testing positive for cocaine. Sheringham and Zamora were both witnesses yesterday at Newton's trial. He stands accused of nine charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Interestingly The Sun refers to Bobby Zamora as an 'ex West Ham' player. I wonder if Zamora's day in court had anything to do with West Ham allowing him to talk to Fulham?

6 Comments:

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keir, sorry to bother you, but what exactly does this mean: "“have a look” at a speeding ticket"? Why should one player ask another to "have a look at a speeding ticket"? Are any of them law enforcement officials? What did they do exactly that should land them in court for being involved in a scam?

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good question...

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

As this trial is currently ongoing - I think I could get in trouble if I speculated as to what Zamora meant when he said he asked Newton to "have a look" at a speeding ticket.

As Zamora was arrested for his involvement in this speeding ticket scam I think you can have a good guess at what the police thought his involvement was.

 
At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I'm sorry that I asked. Hope it didn't make you uncomfortable and thank you for responding.

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Googled it, found it and must say -unbelievable. Perhaps, I am naive but I can't even understand why Sheringham would get into something like that to begin with nor why the other players would risk everything over traffic violations. Maybe you get thrown in prison for life for parking violations. Well they must have had their reasons.

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite a few extra-curricular activities sheringham seemed to indulge in. perhaps if he s narrowed his focus ,he wudn t have ended it all by rotting on the bench for a relegated championship side....

 

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