TaxPayers' Alliance reaction to Jim Devine sentence

March 31, 2011 12:20 PM

The TaxPayers' Alliance has welcomed a jail sentence for former MP Jim Devine.  The 57 year old was jailed for 16 months at the Old Bailey after being convicted on two charges of false accounting last month.

Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Jim Devine didn't admit his guilt and tried to pin the blame on others after he was caught stealing from taxpayers.  It is right that he is now facing a jail sentence for his crime, as it reflects the seriousness of lying to exploit taxpayers' money.  Hopefully this sentence will also go some way towards restoring public confidence in Parliament, after it was so badly damaged by the expenses scandal."The TaxPayers' Alliance has welcomed a jail sentence for former MP Jim Devine.  The 57 year old was jailed for 16 months at the Old Bailey after being convicted on two charges of false accounting last month.

Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Jim Devine didn't admit his guilt and tried to pin the blame on others after he was caught stealing from taxpayers.  It is right that he is now facing a jail sentence for his crime, as it reflects the seriousness of lying to exploit taxpayers' money.  Hopefully this sentence will also go some way towards restoring public confidence in Parliament, after it was so badly damaged by the expenses scandal."

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