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UK lawmaker pleads guilty over expenses charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 21:45

London: A serving British legislator has
pleaded guilty to charges connected to the country`s
lawmakers` expense scandal.

Eric Illsley, currently the House of Commons
legislator for the Barnsley Central district, told a London
court Tuesday that he now admitted he dishonestly claimed
about 14,000 pounds (USD 22,000).

Illsely had previously denied three charges of false
accounting. Justice John Saunders said he will be sentenced
next month.

Last week, ex-lawmaker David Chaytor was jailed for 18
months on expense fraud charges.

The prosecutions follow the 2009 disclosure of
previously secret files which revealed how politicians had
billed the public for items including swank second homes,
horse manure and pornographic movies.


First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 21:45

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