Former Tory peer jailed for expenses fraud
Published 01/06/2011 | 05:00
A disgraced former Tory peer will remain in the House of Lords despite being jailed for 12 months yesterday for expenses fraud.
Lord Taylor of Warwick (58), lied under oath during his trial in an attempt to cover up fraudulent claims of more than £11,000 (€12,578) in taxpayers' money, 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 the partner of his half-nephew.
He was therefore not entitled to claim money for travelling from there to London and staying overnight in the capital.