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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Oink, oink, Elliot Morley pleads guilty!

Oink, oink, Elliot Morley pleads guilty!

MPs' expenses: former minister Elliot Morley pleads guilty to dishonestly claiming £32,000

The former environment minister Elliot Morley has pleaded guilty to fiddling his parliamentary expenses.

The ex-Labour MP dishonestly claimed mortgage payments worth £32,000.

Morley is the first former minister to face jail over the MPs' expenses scandal which rocked Westminster.

He pocketed £16,800 in claims on a phantom mortgage and £15,200 after inflating the amount he was previously paying.

Just days before he was due to go on trial, Morley entered two guilty pleas for false accounting over claims made against his home in Winterton, near Scunthorpe, Lincs, between 2004 and 2007.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What amazes me is that they claim they give these lying thieving parasites because they say they have put a lot into society. I say that people in positions like this should get twice the punishment because they put themselves above us and were in a position of trust. 5 years in Belmarsh sounds about right. If he's lucky he might even get a pillow but don't expect a chair.