Tory MP Christopher Davies faces trial over claims he cheated expenses and could be jailed for a year

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Tory MP Christopher Davies faces trial over claims he cheated expenses and could be jailed for a year



A TORY MP faces a year behind bars if convicted after he was charged with cheating his expenses today.
Christopher Davies, 51 is accused of falsifying two invoices related to his Parliamentary expenses – including claims for furniture and pictures for his office.
Parliament Chris Davies was interviewed by cops under caution about his expenses
The police were handed a dossier of evidence last year relating to the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire.He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 22 March.
Mr Davies was questioned twice about his expenses over a fraudulent claim back in 2016.
The MP claims he made an “honest mistake” with the mistake claims.
Mr Davies is accused of manually creating two invoices for £450 and £250 rather than submitting the full £700 claim for the pictures by computer.
He has previously said that he repaid the £450 sum, which was charged to a start-up fund for new MPs to set up offices.
A CPS spokesperson said: “In November 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to an allegation that Christopher Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, falsified two invoices in support of Parliamentary expenses claims.
“Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has today charged Mr Davies with two offences of making a false instrument and one offence of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims.
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“He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Davies are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

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