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Mote v DWP amd Chichester District Council - MEP's appeal against order to repay social security benefit dismissed - CA on 14.12.07

A UK Member of the European Parliament named Ashley Mote was found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court of twenty one charges of falsely claiming social security benefits totalling more than £65,000. In September 2007 Mr Mote was sentenced to 9 months in prison but can continue to draw his MEP's salary (under EU rules only those who receive a custodial sentence in excess of twelve months can be removed from office).

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