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Tory MP Acquitted Of Election Spending Fraud

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 4:51 PM EST) -- A London jury on Wednesday acquitted British lawmaker Craig Mackinlay of lying about election expenses leading up to his 2015 victory over the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, instead convicting his former associate of deliberately preparing false disclosures. 

More than a month after beginning deliberations, jurors cleared Conservative Party MP Mackinlay, 52, who represents South Thanet, England, of failing to declare more than £65,000 ($83,165) spent on staffing, hotels and advertising during his campaign against Nigel Farage. Instead, a judge handed down a nine-month sentence to Conservative Party activist Marion Little, who effectively ran Mackinlay's campaign, after jurors found Little guilty of two...

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