UK: No charges for Tory MPs over election expenses

Source: Yahoo! News

“British prosecutors said Wednesday they will not bring criminal charges against the ruling Conservative party for breaching election spending rules, in a reprieve for Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of next month’s vote. After considering files of evidence from 14 police forces across England, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that ‘no criminal charges have been authorised.’ The elections watchdog in March issued the Conservatives with its largest ever fine — £70,000 (80,000 euros, $86,000) — for misreporting expenses for the 2015 general election and three by-elections in 2014.” (05/10/17)