Friday, 1 July 2011

Lord Hanningfield jailed for 9 months

Former Tory peer and Essex County Council leader Lord Hanningfield has been jailed for nine months for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.

Paul White, 70, was convicted of six counts of false accounting relating to nearly £14,000 of claims in May.

My comment: I would like to know if Essex Council audited his expense claims when they found he was fiddling his Lords expenses. I doubt he would fiddle one but not the other.

Read the full story from the source BBC News 

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UPDATE 14th Sptember 2011: Lord Hanningfield has been arrested by police over allegations that he made fraudulent claims during his time as leader of Essex County Council.

Read the full story from the source EADT

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