In March 2016, less than 12 months after you were first elected as a member of the House of Commons, you committed an offence contrary to the Parliamentary Standards Act 2010, and attempted to commit another. Both offences resulted from the same transaction and may have been designed to enable you to spend your whole budgets, or to conceal the fact that you had spent £700 of taxpayers’ money on photographs for your constituency office, or perhaps both.
For whatever reason, you decided to create two bogus invoices which would split the sum between the two budgets. This would not benefit you financially because they amounted to the sum which you had actually agreed to pay and the money was in fact paid.
Your offence is serious enough to require a community order and you will be subject to a requirement to complete 50 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months... There will also be a fine of £1,500, with a term of imprisonment of 42 days in default of payment... You will pay prosecution costs in the sum of £2,500.