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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.

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.

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.

UK former minister Huhne, ex-wife jailed for obstructing justice

Former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both jailed for eight months on Monday for perverting the course of justice after she took his penalty points for a speeding offence. Huhne had earlier admitted passing the points to economist Vicky Pryce in 2003 in a bid to avoid a driving ban. Pryce had used the defence of marital coercion but was convicted by a jury last week.

URGENT ¥¥¥ UK former minister Huhne, ex-wife jailed for obstructing justice

Former British energy minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both jailed for eight months on Monday for perverting the course of justice after she took his penalty points for a speeding offence. Huhne had earlier admitted passing the points to economist Vicky Pryce in 2003 in a bid to avoid a driving ban. Pryce had used the defence of marital coercion but was convicted by a jury last week. dk/rjm/mfp

Fallen UK minister, ex-wife jailed as revenge backfires

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Disgraced former British minister Chris Huhne was jailed for eight months on Monday for lying to police about a speeding offence a decade ago, the final chapter in a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge which has gripped the British public. Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce, a prominent economist, was also jailed for eight months for her role in the deception. The pair had falsely informed police that she was driving his car when it was caught by a speed camera, so that he could avoid a driving ban.

Ex-wife found guilty in case that toppled British minister

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - The ex-wife of a disgraced British politician was found guilty on Thursday of perverting the course of justice by taking penalty points on her driving licence in 2003 for a speeding offence he had committed. Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, who resigned from his cabinet post as energy secretary in February 2012 when he and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were both charged over the 2003 points deception, had pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 4.

No verdict on ex-wife in case that toppled UK minister

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A British jury failed to reach a verdict on Wednesday on Vicky Pryce, who is accused of perverting the course of justice by helping her then husband, politician Chris Huhne, dodge a driving ban in 2003. Huhne, a Liberal Democrat who resigned from his cabinet post as energy secretary in February 2012 when he and Pryce were both charged over the 2003 deception, pleaded guilty to the charge two weeks ago. He is awaiting his sentence.

Ex-wife of shamed UK minister 'forced' to admit speeding

The ex-wife of disgraced former British climate change minister Chris Huhne told her trial on Thursday that he had put pressure on her to admit a speeding offence on his behalf. Vicky Pryce said she refused point-blank when Huhne asked her to take the speeding points, but a few weeks later she received a letter nominating her as the driver and "exploded". Greek-born Pryce, a 60-year-old senior economist, said when she refused to sign the letter and admit the offence her husband told her she was being "ridiculous".
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