Member of Parliament expenses scandal
Crime: False accounting (fraud)
Date of conviction: 10/02/2011
Punishment: 12 months in prison
Eric Evlyn Illsey was a Labour representative in parliament from 1987 till 2011.
After being suspended from the Labour party due to the expenses scandal allegations, he pleaded guilty to three counts of false accounting on the 11th of January 2011 and became the first MP in the expenses scandal with a criminal offense.
He resigned from parliament on the 8th of February 2011 and two days later was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
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