Lord Hanningfield seeks damages over ‘unlawful arrest’ – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2011 in damages, detention, expenses, news, trespass, warrants by sally

“Lord Hanningfield has threatened legal action over his ‘unlawful arrest’ over money claimed when he was leader of Essex County Council.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2011

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In re Nortel GmbH and related companies; In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) and related companies – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2011 in appeals, expenses, insolvency, law reports by sally

In re Nortel GmbH and related companies; In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) and related companies [2011] EWCA Civ 1124; [2011] WLR (D) 293

“Neither the obligation to comply with a financial support direction issued by the Pensions Regulator under section 43 of the Pensions Act 2004 nor the obligation to pay the trustees of the relevant occupational pension scheme the sum specified in a contribution notice issued under section 47 of the 2004 Act, following non-compliance with the direction, constituted a provable debt in an administration or liquidation within the meaning of rule 13.12 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 where the direction was issued after the commencement of the insolvency process; such obligations ranked instead as an expense of the administration or liquidation.”

WLR Daily, 14th October 2011

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Met spending inquiry led to conviction of six officers, says IPCC – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2011 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, expenses, fraud, news, police by sally

“A four-year inquiry into £3.7m worth of ‘unreconciled’ spending on corporate credit cards by members of Scotland Yard has led to the conviction of six officers, and the disciplining of 34 others, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2011

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Expenses fraud MP Elliot Morley freed – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2011 in detention, early release, expenses, fraud, news, parliament by michael

“Former environment minister Elliot Morley has been freed from prison after serving a quarter of his 16-month sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses, sources said.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2011

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Former Livingston MP Jim Devine leaves prison – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2011 in early release, expenses, fraud, news, parliament, sentencing by tracey

“Former Labour MP Jim Devine has been released from prison after serving a quarter of his 16-month sentence for expenses fraud.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2011

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Protests as inquiry into ‘blagging’ case minister and his agent is dropped – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2011 in data protection, expenses, news, private investigators by tracey

“The independence of the Information Commissioner’s Office has been called into question by Labour after the watchdog declined to pursue an inquiry into minister Jonathan Djanogly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2011

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MPs’ expenses watchdog refuses to name politicians under investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2011 in expenses, news, parliament by tracey

“The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), which was brought in to clean up the discredited MPs’ expenses system, initially indicated that politicians would be identified when a formal probe was launched.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2011

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Former MP jailed for expenses fraud made second highest claims last year – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2011 in expenses, fraud, news, parliament by sally

“A former MP jailed for expenses fraud claimed the second highest amount of parliamentary allowances last year, records have revealed.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2011

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Lord Hanningfield loses appeal against expenses conviction – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2011 in appeals, expenses, fraud, news by sally

“A former Tory peer jailed after being found guilty of fiddling his parliamentary expenses has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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The Guardian, 20th July 2011

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Lord Hanningfield jailed for nine months for fiddling parliamentary expenses – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, parliament, sentencing by tracey

“Former Tory peer Lord Hanningfield has jailed for nine months after being found guilty of fiddling his parliamentary expenses.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2011

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Chris Huhne faces second inquiry into 2010 general election expenses – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2011 in elections, expenses, inquiries, news by sally

“Chris Huhne is facing a second potentially damaging inquiry after the elections watchdog announced it was reviewing all his expenses from the general election in response to allegations he broke the rules.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2011

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Ex-Tory peer Lord Taylor jailed for expenses fraud – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“Ex-Tory peer Lord Taylor of Warwick has been jailed for 12 months for falsely claiming £11,277 in parliamentary expenses.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2011

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Lord Hanningfield found guilty of expenses fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament by sally

“Former Tory peer Lord Hanningfield has been found guilty of fiddling his parliamentary expenses.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2011

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Jury set to retire in Lord Hanningfield expenses trial – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament by sally

“The jury in the case of a Conservative peer accused of expenses fraud is due to retire to consider its verdict on Thursday.”

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BBC News, 25th May 2011

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Elliot Morley jailed for cheating his expenses – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, sentencing by tracey

“Elliot Morley became the first former minister to be jailed for cheating his expenses when he was sentenced to 16 months today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2011

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Hogan Lovells dismisses senior litigator over £1m of false expenses – The Lawyer

Posted May 18th, 2011 in dismissal, expenses, false accounting, news, solicitors by tracey

“Hogan Lovells senior litigator Christopher Grierson has been dismissed from the partnership after claiming over £1m in false expenses over the course of four years.”

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The Lawyer, 17th May 2011

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Elliot Morley faces jail after admitting MPs’ expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament by sally

“The former Labour minister Elliot Morley faces a prison sentence after pleading guilty to dishonestly claiming more than £30,000 in parliamentary expenses relating to false mortgage claims.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

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Former MP Jim Devine jailed for 16 months over expenses – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“Ex-Labour MP Jim Devine has been jailed for 16 months for fraudulently claiming £8,385 in expenses.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

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Expenses bill to soar as MPs force watchdog to relax rules – Daily Telegraph

“MPs will be able to claim millions of pounds more in expenses under reforms to the system to be announced today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2011

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David Chaytor loses appeal to reduce jail sentence for expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2011 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“Former Labour MP David Chaytor has lost an appeal to reduce his prison sentence for fiddling parliamentary expenses as senior judges ruled he had inflicted ‘serious damage’ to our ‘priceless democratic system’ and could have received an even longer jail term.”

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2011

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