Shamed politician Lutfur Rahman could banned from practising as a solicitor months after he was found guilty of illegal and corrupt practices.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has confirmed there is a case for Rahman to answer in relation to allegations made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
At the High Court in April 2015 election judge Richard Mawrey QC found the former mayor of Tower Hamlets guilty of illegal and corrupt practices.
Rahman was brought to court by four voters who accused him of corruption during the mayoral election in 2014.
The SRA has now brought these allegations to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which will consider the case under the criminal standard of proof.
In a document from the Solicitors Regulation Authority it states that on April 23, Rahman was found guilty of a number of illegal and corrupt practices under the Representation of the People Act.
It goes on to state that he therefore failed to “uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice, act with integrity, behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in him and in the provision of legal services."
If the tribunal finds against Rahman it could issue him with an unlimited fine or strike him off as a solicitor - meaning he could no longer practise.
A tribunal date is to be decided this week at a pre-case management hearing.