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Barrister facing prison after lying in Huhne case

A BARRISTER and part-time judge is facing jail after being found guilty of lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.

Constance Briscoe was accused of trying to pervert the course of justice in connection with the investigation into how disgraced Cabinet minister Mr Huhne passed speeding points to his then-wife Vicky Pryce a decade ago.

Briscoe, 56, of Clapham, south London, has been suspended since her arrest in October 2012 and could now be barred from sitting as a judge. Following her conviction, it emerged she is also facing a criminal investigation into allegations that she fraudulently obtained documents used to defend libel claims brought against her by her mother, Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, who sat in the court throughout her daughter's Old Bailey trial.

Dressed smartly in black, Briscoe stood impassively in the dock as the jury found her guilty of all three counts of intending to pervert the course of justice after just five hours of deliberations.

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