Morley faces jail over expenses

ELLIOT MORLEY’S “sloppy accounting” could see him face a jail term, after admitting to claiming more than £30,000 of parliamentary expenses for mortgage repayments that had already been paid off.

Morley, who served as fisheries and then environment minister between 1997 and 2006, admitted two charges of false accounting at Southwark Crown Court, reported Reuters.

Morley had previously blamed “sloppy accounting” for the claims.

Three former Labour MPs have already been jailed over their expenses claims, and former Tory House of Lords member John Taylor is awaiting sentencing.

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