A former Labour MP has been jailed and a second is facing a prison sentence after both were convicted of fiddling their parliamentary expenses.
Eric Illsley, 55, was jailed for 12 months for dishonestly obtaining some £14,500 of taxpayers' money and Jim Devine, 57, was found guilty of making false claims worth more than £8,000.
Illsley, who stood down this week as the MP for Barnsley Central, received an average of £100 a week more than he was entitled to over a three-year period.
His fraud only came to an end when the Commons authorities changed their rules to require MPs to provide receipts for all claims over £25.
Devine, the former Labour MP for Livingston in Scotland and the first MP to stand trial over the expenses scandal, was convicted of two charges of false accounting after he submitted false invoices for cleaning and printing work totalling £8,385, and will be sentenced at a later date.
A jury at London's Southwark Crown Court agreed with the prosecution that Devine, of Bathgate, West Lothian, showed a "woeful inadequacy" in abiding by the principles of selflessness, integrity and honesty expected of MPs.
Illsley, of Pogmoor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, became the first sitting member of Parliament convicted of expenses fraud when he pleaded guilty last month to three counts of false accounting relating to expenses on his London second home.
Despite huge pressure he did not quit as an MP until Tuesday night, and is believed to have received about £5,400 from his £65,000-a-year parliamentary salary since admitting the offences.
The former MP admitted to probation officers that he did not need the extra money he falsely claimed and attributed his actions to greed, Southwark Crown Court heard.
Illsley is expected to start his sentence in Wandsworth Prison in south London but could be released after three months under early release rules for non-violent prisoners who pose a low risk.