Peer Jailed For Expenses Fraund

A peer has been jailed for spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on trips to the Bahamas, India and China.

71-year-old Lord Hanningfield was jailed last year for falsely claiming £28,000 in parliamentary expenses.

A City of London Police investigation into the peer's spending at the Essex County Council has just this week been dropped.

But the council, led by the peer from 2001 until 2010, has also now published details of his corporate credit card spending.

Lord Hannningfield is yet to comment on the publication of the spending details, but previously said he felt he had done nothing wrong, the BBC has reported.


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