MP Jailed over Expenses (about time)

  Uboat 16:25 07 Jan 2011
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Finally justice is served!

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  jakimo 16:53 07 Jan 2011

Normally I would have said 18 months was too short,but as he also has to pay high defense & court cost,and the loss of his job then the sentence is about right

  PalaeoBill 16:53 07 Jan 2011

Have they made him pay the money back as well?

  Diemmess 16:57 07 Jan 2011

Half thought I heard on Radio 4 lunchtime news, that he has already repaid the monies.

  Woolwell 17:00 07 Jan 2011

He had already paid back more than the amount he fraudulently claimed click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:20 07 Jan 2011

'He had already paid back more than the amount he fraudulently claimed'...fantastic, so if I rob a bank of £1 million, get caught and then repay £1.1 million...then that's OK. Anyone see the slight flaw here?

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  jakimo 17:40 07 Jan 2011

The additional payment of £887 Chaytor has paid would be for lost interest on the fraud amount,which the courts are entitled to reclaim

  morddwyd 17:43 07 Jan 2011

He deserves all he gets, but I wonder if the sentence would have been quite so long, bearing in mind the guilty plea, if he had not been such a high profile public figure, say an anonymous fat cat banker for instance.

  spuds 17:51 07 Jan 2011

Why is it, that we constantly hear statements like "Deep and genuine remorse" or " I offer my sincere apologies", when someone is caught doing wrong?.

Why don't they just say "Look I know I have done it, I am guilty, lets get on with the process" job done?.

Saves a lot of time, expense and public inconvenience for the honourable gentlemen/women. And lets not forget banking into that?.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:08 07 Jan 2011

'but I wonder if the sentence would have been quite so long'...oh do behave, he lied, committed fraud, committed forgery, falsified accounts, stole money and abused a position of trust. IMHO he got off lightly and I'm sure that the rest of the inmates will warm to him greatly whilst he mulls over his transgressions.

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  Forum Editor 18:10 07 Jan 2011

"Why is it, that we constantly hear statements like "Deep and genuine remorse" or " I offer my sincere apologies", when someone is caught doing wrong?."

In the context of a criminal prosecution an expression of remorse will often lead to a reduction in the severity of the sentence. There's also the possibility that the person concerned does feel genuine remorse after committing a crime, although I obviously have no idea whether or not that applies in this case.

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