British MP jailed over expenses scandal

ABC – A former British Labour MP has been jailed after pleading guilty to making false expense claims. David Chaytor will spend 18 months in prison, becoming the first politician to be convicted and sentenced over the expenses scandal which rocked the country’s parliament. The former Labour MP representing Bury North in north-west England pleaded guilty to submitting bogus invoices which netted him $28,000 worth of payments that he was not entitled to. Read Article