Paul Di’Anno Could Be Jailed
2011-02-20 by SylentEcho | 22 Comments

Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno is facing a prison sentence after pleading guilty to benefit fraud. According to Sify, he is facing jail after being exposed as a benefit cheat by posting his music videos - on YouTube. The singer, real name Paul Andrews, admitted eight counts of benefit fraud and fraudulently claiming over £45,000 at Salisbury Crown Court yesterday (February 10).

Andrews, who left Iron Maiden in 1981, claimed incapacity benefit after telling authorities he’d suffered nerve damage to his back and was unable to work.

According to the Daily Mail, Judge Andrew Barnett, who presided over the hearing, said the singer should expect a prison sentence. In his summation of the case Barnett said: "Although all sentence options will be open, you should prepare yourself for a prison sentence." Paul Andrews was charged with the offences after investigators at the Department of Work and Pensions received an anonymous tip-off that claimed he was still singing. They reviewed online footage and saw videos of him on stage as recently as 2006, despite the fact he had started claiming incapacity benefit in 2002. He will be sentenced on March 11.

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SiliconSunshine
February 20th 2011

77 Comments


Wow smart move on his part.

lamer
February 20th 2011

103 Comments


not bruce dickinson


so it's alright

FilthyBorgir
February 20th 2011

1334 Comments


"not bruce dickinson


so it's alright"




So fucking true.......... at least we have Killers.

bloodsorcery
February 20th 2011

109 Comments


Sanctuary from the law!

FreePizzaDay
February 20th 2011

1526 Comments


"not bruce dickinson


so it's alright"

Di'Anno was definitely a great vocalist on his on merits. The first two Maiden albums were great. Sad to hear about his law trouble.

qwe3
February 20th 2011

21355 Comments


read this as Paul Dano for a sec

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2011

1983 Comments


Hahaha... Wow.

Way to go, Paul.

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dimsim3478
February 21st 2011

4839 Comments


That's what happened when you screw the government over. Let that be a lesson to you, kids!

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Wolfhorde
February 21st 2011

12806 Comments


^ Bullshit. The government even screws themselves.

Puzzles
February 21st 2011

3065 Comments


Fuck court, run toooo theeee hillllsss


LepreCon
February 21st 2011

3841 Comments


Eejit should have been more careful

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Jruined
February 21st 2011

1296 Comments


Don't steal. The government hates competition.



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SpeachImpediment
February 21st 2011

94 Comments


inb4 Maiden jail jokes

Spec
February 21st 2011

27102 Comments


Fuck the government.

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Spec
February 21st 2011

27102 Comments


I'm waitiiiing in my cold cell, when the belllll begins to chime.

TRMshadow
February 22nd 2011

4982 Comments


hah, smooth move.

fake name - fake claims

FilthyBorgir
February 22nd 2011

1334 Comments


It's gonna be 2 minutes to midnighhhhhhhttttttttt before he gets ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS RAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

Nagrarok
February 22nd 2011

8170 Comments


HE'LL BE RUNNING FREE YEAH

Tyrael
February 22nd 2011

20797 Comments


HE'LL BE RUNNING FREE YEAH

Ahahahahahaha

Nagrarok
February 22nd 2011

8170 Comments


A Hallowed Be Thy Name reference would be too easy, and wouldn't really count since he left the band by then.

omnipanzer
February 22nd 2011

21442 Comments


not anyone important


so it's alright

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Tyrael
February 22nd 2011

20797 Comments


Won't you come into my room
I want to show you all my wares


Ok that was too easy



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