Lord Hanningfield: 'I'm devastated' over expenses conviction

The peer and former Essex Council leader Lord Hanningfield has been found guilty of fiddling his expenses.

Appearing at court under his name Paul White, he denied six counts of false accounting relating to nearly £14,000 of parliamentary expenses.

The prosecution said he had claimed for overnight stays in London between March 2006 and April 2009, when he had actually returned home to Essex.

As he left court, White said he might appeal adding: "I'm devastated by it all".

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