U.K. lawmaker John Taylor was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of expenses from Britain’s unelected upper chamber, the House of Lords.
Former Labour party lawmaker David Chaytor pleaded guilty to fraudulent expenses while serving in the U.K. Parliament, becoming the first politician to be convicted in the 18 month-old scandal over reimbursements.
Former U.K. lawmaker Jim Devine was convicted of fraudulently claiming almost 9,000 pounds ($14,400) in expense reimbursement by a London jury.
Three former lawmakers accused of filing improper expense claims must face a normal criminal trial, the U.K.’s highest court ruled.
Three U.K. politicians charged with false accounting will challenge their prosecution at the U.K.’s highest court in October.
Britain’s criminal courts have the right to try four U.K. politicians for false accounting, an appeal court ruled today.
Prosecutors in Britain charged Conservative House of Lords member John David Beckett Taylor with improperly claiming more than 11,000 pounds ($16,871) in expenses over a two-year period.