The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement that Chris Huhne "made sustained challenges against the prosecution before pleading guilty at the last minute".
– Malcolm McHaffie, CPS deputy head of special crime
Perverting the course of justice is a serious matter and the system relies on people being truthful to police. It is important that everyone should act within the law – whoever they are.
Chris Huhne made sustained challenges against the prosecution before pleading guilty at the last minute. This was expensive for the CPS and we will be applying for costs.
I would like to thank my prosecution team for the professional way that they have dealt with this case throughout.