Via The Daily Mail
A disgraced former Tory peer was jailed for 12 months today for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
Lord Taylor of Warwick, 58, falsely filed for travel and overnight subsistence to claim more than £11,000 from the taxpayer, Southwark Crown Court heard.
He told the House of Lords members’ expenses office that his main residence was a house in Oxford, when in fact he lived in West London.
The peer never stayed in and only twice visited the Oxford property, which was owned by his half-nephew’s partner, and so he was not entitled to claim money for travelling from there to London and staying overnight in the capital. Continue Reading….
What made him think that he could get away with this?? Instead of following his colleagues, a man like Taylor lucky enough to reach so far up within the Tory party should have known better, and kept his head down and his nose clean.
What a fool.