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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David Chaytor seeks cut in prison sentence – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“The former Labour MP David Chaytor has launched a high court bid to reduce his 18-month prison sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2011

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MPs’ expenses: strict new rules to be eased – Daily Telegraph

“The rules governing MPs’ expenses are to be relaxed this week following months of complaints that the current system is unfair.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

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MPs’ expenses: David Chaytor to challenge sentence – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2011 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, sentencing by sally

“Former Labour MP David Chaytor has launched a bid to challenge his jail sentence for fiddling his expenses.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

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MPs’ expenses: Eric Illsley jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, sentencing by sally

“The former Labour MP Eric Illsley has been jailed for 12 months at Southwark crown court after pleading guilty to charges of false accounting concerning nearly £14,500 in parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

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Lord Taylor found guilty of expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

“Lord Taylor of Warwick today became the first peer to be convicted in connection with the parliamentary expenses investigation, when a jury found him guilty of dishonestly claiming £11,277 in allowances.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2011

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MPs’ expenses: David Chaytor sentenced to 18 months in prison for false accounting – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2011 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliament, sentencing by sally

“The former Labour MP David Chaytor has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for falsifying his expenses claims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2011

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Parliament’s expenses watchdog launches review – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2011 in consultations, expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s expenses watchdog is launching a public consultation after criticism over the way it is run.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2011

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Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Chaytor and others [2010] UKSC 52; [2010] WLR (D) 311

“Parliamentary privilege did not pose any bar to the prosecution of defendants charged with false accounting who, while serving Members of Parliament, made claims for expenses and allowances to the Fees Office of the House of Commons.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

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MPs’ expenses: Judge explains privilege ruling – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in expenses, news, parliamentary privilege, prosecutions by sally

“Supreme Court President Lord Phillips has said parliamentary privilege does not protect MPs from being prosecuted for ‘ordinary crimes’.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

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Supreme Court ruling to see former MPs stand trial over expenses claims – The Lawyer

Posted November 11th, 2010 in expenses, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“The Supreme Court has ruled that three former Labour MPs must face a criminal trial over their expenses claims.”

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The Lawyer, 10th November 2010

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Ruling due on ‘parliamentary privilege’ expenses appeal – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2010 in expenses, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“Three former Labour MPs will learn later whether they will face criminal trials over their expenses claims.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2010

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Three peers suspended from Lords over expenses claims – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, expenses, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

“Three peers have been suspended from the Lords for wrongly claiming expenses totalling tens of thousands of pounds.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

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House of Lords suspends three from parliament in expenses clampdown – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, expenses, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

“Three peers were today suspended from parliament – the toughest punishment enacted in the House of Lords in modern times – after an inquiry found that each had broken expenses rules to wrongly claim tens of thousands of pounds.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

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Three former MPs take expenses appeals to Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2010 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Three former Labour MPs facing criminal trials over their expenses claims have taken their case to the Supreme Court.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2010

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MPs’ expenses case to be heard by Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, news, parliamentary privilege, Supreme Court by sally

“Three former Labour MPs facing criminal trials over expenses-fiddling allegations have been cleared to go to the Supreme Court in their bid to have the charges thrown out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2010

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Omak Maritime Ltd v Mamola Challenger Shipping Co Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted August 10th, 2010 in charterparties, damages, expenses, law reports, shipping law, tribunals by sally

Omak Maritime Ltd v Mamola Challenger Shipping Co Ltd [2010] EWHC 2026 (Comm); [2010] WLR (D) 230

“An arbitral tribunal in assessing damages for breach of contract had been wrong to treat a claim for wasted expenses and a claim for loss of profits as two separate and independent claims which could not be ‘mixed’. Both claims were governed by the principle which required the court to make a comparison between the claimant’s current position and what it would have been had the contract been performed. Where steps had been taken to mitigate the loss which would otherwise have been caused by a breach of contract that principle required the benefits obtained by mitigation to be set against the loss which would otherwise have been sustained.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 2010

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Ex-MP to sue successor over ‘expense claim libel’ – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2010 in defamation, elections, expenses, news by sally

“A former Conservative Sussex MP is to take the man who beat him at the general election to court over comments he made about his expenses claims.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2010

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Regina v Chaytor and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, law reports, parliamentary privilege by sally

Regina v Chaytor and others; 2010] EWCA Crim 1910; [2010] WLR (D) 218

“Parliamentary privilege or immunity from criminal prosecution did not attach, and never had attached, to ordinary criminal activities by members of Parliament.”

WLR Daily, 2nd  August 2010

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Expenses: Court denies accused defence of parliamentary privilege – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in appeals, expenses, false accounting, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer accused of fiddling their expenses face criminal trials after the court of appeal ruled that parliamentary privilege did not protect them from prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

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