He was one of our region's highest profile politicians to be embroiled in the expenses saga - going to prison for fiddling his claims to the House of Lords. But that wasn't the end of Lord Hanningfield's story.
Now back among his Peers at Westminster, he's suing Essex Police - claiming he was falsely arrested during a separate investigation. After the High Court reserved a judgement on that case today,
Lord Hanningfield told our Correspondent Elodie Harper Essex Police were heavy handed - the force denies doing anything wrong.