Thursday, 10 February 2011

MPs' expenses: Eric Illsley jailed for 12 months

Judge tells former Labour MP for Barnsley Central his false accounting of £14,500 breached public trust in MPs.

The judge said Illsley's crimes were less serious than those of fellow shamed ex-Labour MP David Chaytor, who was jailed for 18 months last month but he bore a small but significant part of the responsibility for the public's loss of trust in MPs.

My comment: No doubt other MPs saying "there for the grace of God!"

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