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David Chaytor, The Former Labour Mp, Pleads Guilty Over Expenses

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The former Bury North MP appeared at the Old Bailey charged with three counts of theft by false accounting under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968.

Chaytor misused £20,000 of "second home" and office allowances, claiming almost £13,000 for a London flat that he already owned outright.

The maximum sentence for the offences is seven years in jail but the 61-year-old is likely to get a far shorter term following his plea.

He was the first of three former MPs who face criminal trials to plead guilty.

Elliot Morley and Jim Devine will be tried separately at Southwark Crown Court.

The Supreme Court announced this week that all three had lost their appeal against being tried in a criminal court because parliamentary privilege does not cover “ordinary crimes”.

What is an "ordinary crime"???

So at most then we can expect him to serve a few months for this as a token gesture and I'm sure he's really really really sorry.

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My old MP. Met him once whilst doing A Level politics. He came to talk to us, and we were expecting some informative insight into how government works etc, but he just ranted about the conservatives. Very odd man.

Delighted to see him getting his comeuppance, the thieving scumbag. :)

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