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Sentencing delayed for driving examiner who awarded licences for bribes
A driving examiner who awarded people driving licences in return for bribes will be sentenced next week after he failed to turn up at court today.
Richard Cwierzona, 49, of Monks road, Lincoln, has pleaded guilty to soliciting bribes in exchange for passing people on their tests.
He was bailed to return to Wood Green Crown Court for sentencing today, but he failed to attend because both he and his solicitors were unaware of the court date.
Mr Cwierzona was in Lincoln when defence barrister, Timothy Banks, attempted to contact him this afternoon.
Mr Cwierzona qualified as a driving examiner in 2002 and had postings at Hendon, Wood Green, Hayes and Barnet.
At a trial of two co-defendants, who were acquitted, the investigation found there were grounds to prove Mr Cwierzona had committed a total of 57 offences in Barnet.
He will be sentenced on Friday,October 26.