Friday, 7 January 2011

Labour's David Chaytor sentenced to 18 months in jail

The first of the MP's prosecuted for theft and fraud has been sentenced to 18 months in jail today.

Labour MP, David Chaytor admitted three counts of false accounting and the prosecutor said bogus documents “were designed by Chaytor to siphon money off from the public purse to which he was not entitled".

According to news reports, Chaytor is a broken man. He wasn't a broken man when he thought he wasn't going to be prosecuted at the Old Bailey. He thought that as an MP he would get away with a slap on the wrist by his peers and was above the law of the land.

The sentence for this type of crime ranges between 18 months and 7 years and as an MP it is no surprise he has received the lowest sentence. He will only serve 9 months of that sentence and could even be out earlier with tagging.

Where's the justice in that?

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