Vicky Pryce has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice
Chris Huhne and his former wife worked together to falsely inform police she had been speeding, a court has heard.
Prosecutors at Southwark Crown Court say Vicky Pryce, 60, took Huhne’s speeding points for him a decade ago.
She denies perverting the course of justice.
On Monday – the first day of his trial – Huhne admitted the same charge after failing in a bid to have the case dismissed. He later resigned as an MP.
Huhne, an ex-Lib Dem cabinet minister, and Ms Pryce, an economist, were charged last year over an incident in March 2003 when Huhne’s car was allegedly caught by a speed camera on the motorway between Stansted Airport in Essex and London.
It is alleged that between 12 March and 21 May 2003, Ms Pryce, 60, from Clapham in south London, who was still married to Huhne, falsely informed police that she was the driver of the car so he could avoid prosecution.
Andrew Edis, opening the prosecution case against Ms Pryce, said Huhne could not have passed his points to Ms Pryce on his own – they would have worked together.