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Disgraced British ex-energy minister lands job with U.S. firm

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British minister Chris Huhne has taken up a senior job at a U.S. renewable energy firm, less than three months after he was released from prison where he was serving time for lying to the authorities about a speeding offence. Huhne, a Liberal Democrat who was secretary of state for energy and climate change in Britain's coalition government from May 2010 to February 2012, will work for two days a week for Zilkha Biomass Energy (ZBE), official documents show.

Queen strips British minister's jailed ex-wife of honour

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has removed a government honour awarded to the ex-wife of a former minister after the disgraced pair were jailed for swapping speeding points, officials said Tuesday. Vicky Pryce and her ex-husband, the former energy minister Chris Huhne were released from prison in May after serving a quarter of their eight month sentences for perverting the course of justice.

Fallen British minister and ex-wife freed from jail

Britain's disgraced former energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both freed from prison on Monday after serving a quarter of their eight-month sentences for swapping speeding points. Huhne, 58, and his former spouse Vicky Pryce had been jailed in March for perverting the course of justice, after she took penalty points on her driving licence in 2003 so that her then husband could avoid a driving ban.

Fallen British minister and ex-wife freed from jail

Britain's disgraced former energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both freed from prison on Monday after serving a quarter of their eight-month sentences for swapping speeding points. Huhne, 58, and his former spouse Vicky Pryce had been jailed in March for perverting the course of justice, after she took penalty points on her driving licence in 2003 so that her then husband could avoid a driving ban.

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Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy'

Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday after a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career. A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.

UPDATE 1-Fallen British minister, ex-wife jailed over speeding lie

* Tale of revenge, adultery gripped British public * Family feud played out in British media By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne was jailed for eight months on Monday for lying to police about a speeding offence in a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge that gripped the British public. Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce, a prominent economist, also was jailed for eight months for her role in the deception.

Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy'

Disgraced former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday after a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career. A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.

Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed in revenge 'tragedy'

Disgraced former British minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were jailed on Monday in a bitter saga of revenge that began with a driving offence and ended in adultery and the destruction of his political career. A judge said that "any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault" as he sentenced Huhne, a former Liberal Democrat party leadership contender, and Vicky Pryce to eight months imprisonment each for perverting the course of justice.

UPDATE 2-Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed over speeding lie

* Tale of revenge and adultery gripped British public * Family feud played out in media (Adds quotes, background) By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Disgraced energy minister Chris Huhne was jailed for eight months on Monday for lying to police about a speeding offence in 2003, in the final chapter of a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge that has gripped the British public.
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