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Old 11-03-2010, 17:30   #31
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Absolutely unbelievable.
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Old 30-07-2010, 11:01   #33
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Having lost round one in their battle to avoid legal accountability for their actions,....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10293475

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Three ex Labour MPs and an ex Tory peer are set to stand trial over expenses fraud allegations after a judge ruled they could not claim parliamentary privilege to stop prosecution.
Mr Justice Saunders rejected arguments by Elliott Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine and Lord Hanningfield that only Parliament could hear their case.
... the snouts in the trough brigade have just lost their appeal according to the Beeb.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10814765
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Old 30-07-2010, 12:35   #34
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However, they could take their case to the Supreme Court for a further challenge.
They're bound to try and drag this out to the bitter end.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:05   #35
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Well they've lost their latest appeal in the Supreme Court:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11724838

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Three former Labour MPs should face criminal trials over their expenses claims, the Supreme Court has ruled. It rejected an appeal by David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine that their cases should be heard by Parliament, not the courts.
The impending court case could prove very interesting and not a little embarrasing....
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:11   #36
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Good.

String 'em up.
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My day has just got a bit better.
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Old 03-12-2010, 14:11   #38
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

According to the beeb, former Labour MP David Chaytor has pleaded guilty to 3 charges of false accounting at the Old Bailey.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11904007
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Ho ho ho.

So the whole charade of claiming immunity was a desperate waste of tax payers money then? Hope he gets nailed to the wall when it comes to sentencing.
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Ho ho ho.

So the whole charade of claiming immunity was a desperate waste of tax payers money then? Hope he gets nailed to the wall when it comes to sentencing.
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Ex-Labour MP David Chaytor jailed for 18 months for making over £20,000 in fraudulent expenses claims.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12127327
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Re: DPP charges politicians on expenses fraud

Good! I wonder if the others might be tempted to change their pleas.

What's the betting there'll be an appeal and subsequent reduction in sentence?
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Good riddance.

He will go down as a fitting legacy of a Labour government.
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Ex-Labour MP David Chaytor jailed for 18 months for making over £20,000 in fraudulent expenses claims.

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