A former Tory peer made “false, deceptive and misleading” claims for expenses, a jury has heard.
Lord Taylor of Warwick submitted forms saying his main residence was in Oxford when he was actually living in London, prosecutor Helen Law told Southwark Crown Court.
He claimed for travelling expenses between the two cities and for night subsistence to cover being in London, she said.
The place in Oxford was where his half nephew lived and Lord Taylor has agreed that he never stayed at the address and had no legal or financial interest in it, Ms Law added.
Lord Taylor of Warwick is on trial after being charged with six counts of false accounting.