Council housing allegations Begum was investigated over whether she wrongly secured a council flat. Begum had left her husband's residence and was allocated a one-bed flat worth £330,000 soon afterwards, allegedly jumping a queue of 18,000 people on the waiting list in her local area. A senior executive at Tower Hamlets has received two official complaints concerning Begum's housing allocation. A Labour Party source has said, "It's a disgrace these malicious attacks are being published, and she is being forced to relive these traumatic experiences." A council spokesman has said that it takes allegations of housing fraud very seriously.
Begum has been charged with three offences and is due to appear before magistrates on 10 December 2020.