UK/Essex: Former Tory peers freed from jail after expenses scandal

UK: Former Tory peers Lord Taylor of Warwick and Lord Hanningfield have been freed from prison after serving only a quarter of their sentences for fiddling their parliamentary expenses, sources said.

Lord Taylor, 58, was jailed for 12 months in May for fraudulently claiming more than �11,000 in taxpayers’ money, while Lord Hanningfield, 70, received a nine-month sentence in July after falsely claiming nearly �14,000.

Three former Labour MPs jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal - David Chaytor, Eric Illsley and Jim Devine - have already been released.

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