UK: Men who obtained personal data from West Ham officials during Olympic Stadium bid fined thousands of pounds

CBallinger reports:

A Crawley man who illegally obtained personal information from West Ham officials during the bidding process for the Olympic Stadium has been fined thousands of pounds.

Richard Forrest, from Furzefield, in West Green, was fined £10,000 at Southwark Crown Court today (December 20).

Forrest, a 31-year-old who is unemployed, pleaded guilty to obtaining personal data last month in relation to taking phone bills and bank statements, from members of West Ham and the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

Lee Stewart, 40, of More Lane, in Esher, Surrey, was fined £13,500 and Howard Hill, 59 from Shrigley Road South, in Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire was fined £100,000 at the hearing.

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