Why was jeffrey archer in jail

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why was jeffrey archer in jail

A Prison Diary Omnibus by Jeffrey Archer

On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first twenty-two days and fourteen hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britains most violent criminals. From there he was moved to HMP Wayland, a category C establishment in Norfolk, where he remained for sixty-seven days. From there he was transferred to the North Sea Camp open prison and eventually released, after a traumatic period in Lincoln jail, on parole in July 2003. Told with humour and compassion, this one-volume edition of the three bestselling diaries is an important document which reveals the truth behind the UKs prison system through one mans personal story - a classic work of prison writing. The finest thing that he has ever written...bubbles with Dickensian detail - Independent on Sunday...the most detailed and illuminating account of life spent under lock and key since Dostoyevsky - Mail on Sunday Gruesome, touching, sharply written...they are the best thing Archer has written in years - Sunday Telegraph
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Jeffrey Archer's 'Tell Tales' - Good Morning Britain

Archer jailed for four years

Jeffrey Archer, the millionaire author and member of the House of Lords with a roguish past of surviving repeated brushes with scandal, was convicted on perjury charges today and jailed for four years. Lord Archer, 61, saw his vaunted escape artist reputation fade when a jury at the Old Bailey returned unanimous verdicts of guilty on two counts of perjury and two of perverting the course of justice. Now he has gotten what he deserves. Lord Archer-super-Mare, as he is known formally, has been the subject of fiercely denied accusations over the years ranging from serial philandering to insider trading to shoplifting suits in Canada to fabricating war hero credentials for his father and academic achievements and degrees for himself. He has had to resign from politics in disgrace on three occasions -- in as a member of Parliament, in as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and in as Tory candidate for mayor of London when the current case arose.

Before sentencing him the Mr Justice Potts told Archer: "These charges represent as serious an offence of perjury as I have had experience of and have been able to find in the books. The flamboyant Archer, a peer in the House of Lords, was convicted of three charges of perverting the course of justice and one of perjury over a libel case that centred around allegations he had sex with a prostitute. He was acquitted of one charge of perjury. He took the tabloid to court after it alleged that he paid prostitute Ms Monica Coghlan for sex in September The prosecution said he faked two diaries he presented during the libel trial to back up a false alibi that he was elsewhere on the night in question. Archer 61 whose mother died during the trial, did not take the stand in his own defence during the six-week hearing. But wife Mary, who was in court daily to support her husband, provided some of the most dramatic moments of the trial when she gave evidence on his behalf.

British novelist and disgraced politician Jeffrey Archer has been freed on parole after serving half of a four-year jail sentence for lying in a libel case over a prostitute. Archer, whose pacy thrillers are a staple of airport bookshops around the world, welcomed an end to "this unhappy period in my life" in a statement issued just before his release yesterday. A senior Conservative party politician when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, Archer was later made a lord. He was convicted for perjury and perverting the course of justice and jailed in after lying in a libel trial against a newspaper which said he had had sex with a prostitute. He was driven away from Hollesley Bay open prison in the southern county of Suffolk by one of his sons about 7.

Archer sentenced to four years in jail

In conversation with Jeffrey Archer

Millionaire novelist Lord Archer was jailed for four years today after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice and perjury at the Old Bailey. The jury found him guilty of lying and cheating in his libel case against the Daily Star. He was convicted on two counts of perverting the course of justice and two of perjury. His former friend and co-defendant Ted Francis was cleared of perverting the course of justice by providing Archer with a false alibi. Both men had denied the charges.


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