A serving British legislator has pleaded guilty to charges connected to the country’s lawmakers’ expense scandal.
Eric Illsley, currently the House of Commons legislator for the Barnsley Central district, told a London court on Tuesday that he now admitted he dishonestly claimed about 14,000 pounds (US$22,000).
Mr. Illsely had previously denied three charges of false accounting. Justice John Saunders said he would be sentenced next month.
Last week, ex-lawmaker David Chaytor was jailed for 18 months on expense fraud charges.
The prosecutions follow the 2009 disclosure of previously secret files which revealed how politicians had billed the public for items including swank second homes, horse manure and pornographic movies.