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The ex-governor of the Tower of London alleged that there was a ring of Beefeaters that harassed the first female guard, rented out rooms to young female tourists and grew marijuana on site, The Daily Mail reports (via Gawker).Major General Keith Cima claims he was fired for taking on a culture of criminality at the Tower.
Cima told a tribunal in London yesterday that:
“Within weeks three whistleblowers alleged financial impropriety around the Tower Social Club (used in the main by Yeoman Warders) illegal raffles, selling tickets for use of the Tower and Tower Club, unauthorised access to the Crown Jewels, unauthorised receptions in the Crypt of the Chapel Royal, cannabis growing, sub-letting of accommodation to young female tourists, and that this had been going on for a long time. I regarded these Spanish practices as completely unacceptable.”
Officials said that they had problems with Cima’s management style, and denied that any of these “Spanish practices” occurred at the Tower of London.
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