27 Jun 2011

House of Lords Member Jailed for Expense Fraud

A Conservative Party legislator, John Taylor (pictured here), was sentenced to 12 months of prison time for fraudulently filing expense claims; Mr. Taylor claimed 11,000 pounds ($18,000) in expenses for commuting from his Oxford home 90km outside of London when in fact he lived in London.

The reputation of Britain’s government has taken a hit since a 2009 expense check scandal, with a total of 392 current and former legislators being ordered to repay 1.12 million pounds in expenses.

For the original article from the Kansas City Star, please click here.

Please note that the photo of Mr. Taylor comes from The Mirror’s website.