(2011) New Labour M.P. David Chaytor -JAILED FOR “FALSE ACCOUNTING” (THEFT FROM TAXPAYER)

The first entry for 2011 is welcome news. Let us hope he is the first of many to realise in prison that he is not above the law.

 

Chaytor, 61, became the first politician to be convicted and sentenced over the MPs’ expenses scandal revealed by the Daily Telegraph.

The judge said the scandal had angered the public and “shaken public confidence in the legislature”.

Chaytor submitted bogus invoices to support claims totalling £22,650 for IT services and renting homes in London and his Bury North constituency.

He was convicted last month at the Old Bailey of three counts of theft by false accounting under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968.

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