|Putney Dentist Uses Dead Father's Blue Badge On His Ferrari|
Dr Chirag Patel pleads guilty to two offences of misuse
Mr Patel is the co-founder of "Perfect Smile" a cosmetic dentistry firm with 9 branches in affluent places like Putney, Fulham, Parsons Green, Richmond, Muswell Hill and Battersea.
He was witnessed parking his £140,000 red ferrari california in Montserrat Road, Putney in December 2009. His dental practice in Putney High Street is just a few yards from this location.
The blue badge he was unlawfully using to park there was issued to the late father of Mr Patel's business partner - who it later emerged had died in August 2008.
Mr Patel has pleaded guilty to two offences of misusing the badge, contrary to S.117 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act. However he has denied the more serious charge of having in his possession an item for use in connection with fraud - contrary to S.6 of the Fraud Act.
A Wandsworth Council spokesman said:
Mr Patel is due back in court in November to answer the charges of fraud in connection wit the blue badge.
October 2, 2010