EDL founder Robinson admits fraud

English Defence League founder and former leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, know widely as Tommy Robinson, has reportedly admitted to committing mortgage fraud.

According to the BBC, he has pleaded guilty to two accounts of conspiring to obtain a mortgage by misrepresentation from Abbey and Halifax.

His address and the court where he appeared cannot be named for legal reasons, according to the BBC.

It has been reported Robinson could face a prison term when he is sentenced in the New Year. Robinson was first charged for the offences in October last year.

In January, Robinson was jailed for 10 months for using a fake passport to enter the United States.

Last month, he left the EDL, which he founded in 2009, reportedly citing concerns of the “dangers of far-right extremism”.