Ex-Tory peer Lord Taylor jailed for expenses fraud
Former Conservative peer Lord Taylor of Warwick has been jailed for 12 months for falsely claiming £11,277 in parliamentary expenses.
He claimed travel costs between his Oxford home and Westminster, as well as subsistence for staying in London.
The 58-year-old said he had made the false claims "in lieu of a salary", and had been acting on colleagues' advice.
Tamsin Smith reports from Southwark Crown Court.
31 May 2011
- From the section UK