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Guilty MP grabs £54k ‘goodbye’

Issue No. 2234

Former Labour MP David Chaytor was jailed for 18 months last week for fraudulently claiming more than £20,000 in expenses.

He admitted fiddling his expenses by forging documents. Yet despite being in jail for corruption in parliament, Chaytor still qualifies for a £54,000-plus “golden goodbye” payment for no longer being an MP.

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Tue 11 Jan 2011, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2234
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