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British judge guilty of lying in case that toppled minister

Published on May 2, 2014 3:16 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A British judge was on Thursday found guilty of lying in a case that brought down government minister Chris Huhne.

Constance Briscoe, 56, a lawyer and part-time judge, was convicted of perverting the course of justice in connection with the downfall of Huhne, who resigned as Britain's energy secretary in 2012.

Liberal Democrat Huhne was jailed last year after he admitted perverting justice by passing speeding points to his then-wife Vicky Pryce in 2003 so that he would avoid a driving ban.

Pryce, a high-flying Greek-born economist, denied the charge but was found guilty by a jury and sent to prison.

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