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British MP jailed over expenses scandal

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  1. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Angalieni wanaotupa mabilioni ya hela za kuendeshea bajeti ya serikali yetu wanavyodumisha utawala wa sheria. Halafu sisi bado tunacheza makida!!!!!!!

    British MP jailed over expenses scandal


    Saturday, January 08, 2011 ยป 12:34pm



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    Former British Labour MP David Chaytor has been jailed for making false Parliamentary expense claims.



    • Former British Labour MP David Chaytor has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to making false Parliamentary expense claims.
    Chaytor submitted bogus invoices which led to him receiving 18,350 GBP worth of payments he was not entitled to.

    He is the first politician to be convicted and sentenced over the expenses scandal that rocked Westminster.

    Mr Justice Saunders cut the sentence by six months in recognition of the ex MP's guilty plea.

    He acknowledged the negative publicity surrounding the case but said the public 'understandably feel cheated' by the MP wrongly claiming taxpayers' money.

    The Parliamentary expenses scandal has 'shaken public confidence in the legislature and angered the public'.

    'Chaytor only bears a small part of responsibility for that erosion of confidence and the public anger,' he added.

    He said father-of-three Chaytor - who did not react when sentenced - breached the 'high degree of trust' that had been placed in MPs to make honest claims.

    The former MP is now facing a large legal bill for both his defence and the costs of bringing the prosecution against him. He has agreed to pay back the sum he wrongly received.

    James Sturman QC, who represented the former politician, had argued against a custodial sentence.

    He said the case had already cost the 61-year-old his 'hard-earned reputation for integrity'.

    The lawyer acknowledged the ex-MP had demonstrated 'inexplicable stupidity' by submitting fake documents.

    Attacking 'gleeful, gloating' media coverage of the case, Mr Sturman suggested Chaytor was almost certainly suffering from depression as a result of the negative publicity.

    Chaytor pleaded guilty to three counts of false accounting relating to rent and claims for IT consultancy work that he had never been required to pay for.

    He had asked for rent money covering homes in London and his constituency but it later transpired the properties were already owned by him and his mother.

    Peter Wright QC, the prosecutor, said: 'We say Mr Chaytor knew the rules, and we say why else would he produce false documents in support of his claims otherwise?'

    But Chaytor's lawyer insisted that if he had submitted the claims properly, he would have been 'entitled to every penny, if not more than he claimed'.

    Following the sentence, a Labour Party spokesperson said: 'David Chaytor had already been suspended from the Labour Party and following his custodial sentence he has now been excluded from the party.'

    Source: Hapa
     
  2. Abdulhalim

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    Hii imetulia.

    Tungekuwa tunaiga mambo mazuri kama haya walahi tungekuwa mbali sana.
     
  3. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Na kinachofanya Tanzania utawala wa sheria kushindikana ni pale ambapo sheria hizo zinaonekana kuwa applied selectively.
     
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    Kaka hakuna nia ya dhati ya utawala bora yenye accountability na transparent, maana watu wa kwanza waliotakiwa ku-instill hiyo discipline ndio wao wanakuwa wa kwanza kuvunja hiyo principle. Ni sawa kumkabidhi ngedere shamba la mahindi mateke eti alilinde! ndio maana watawala wanashiriki kuibia wananchi kwa njia mbalimbali bila haya wala soni.
     
  5. Mallaba

    Mallaba JF-Expert Member

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    this is what we call the rule of law.
    hakuna mtu aliye juu ya sheria , kosa likipatikana sheria inachukua mkondo wake .
     
  6. Nyambala

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    Ona kama hapo juu, jamaa tayari walikuwa wamesham-suspend hata kabla ya hukumu na sasa wamemfukuza, lakini akina Mramba wanaachwa mpaka wanagombea na ubunge!!!
     
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    Na mgombea urais wa hicho chama akaenda eti kumpigia kampeni bila haya halafu leo hii wanatuambia wanapamba na ufisadi na kudumisha utawala bora..these people bana we acha tu.
     
  8. WIRELESS

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    NIngepata e-mail ya mkwere ninge paste hii haabari, may be he doesnt know sheria ya inchi yetu, ni wangapi wamefanya mambo kama haya wapo mtaani tu. mtu anaiba halafu anajiuzuru, then anapeta mtaani na familia yake, pum..................f. shzx,.##,';';, hasira hasira hasira hasira
     
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    Oh God when will this happen in my beloved country Tanzania??? I hope i live to see this day!
    May be it has started with Liyumba then to follow will be Mramba..................:disapointed:LOL
     
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