So she's just been "fined" £5,000. I say "fined" because it's not a real fine from a criminal court, because that would take a trial and she could argue not guilty due to being deceived by the illegal immigrant in question. Nope, it's a New Labour fine, one of those you're-guilty-because-we-say-you-are fines where your legal rights don't apply.
Of course Baroness Scotland is making much mileage of it being a "civil" fine, claming as it's not criminal she doesn't have to resign. It's really just a fee to get the press off her back. And I expect the £170,000 expenses claim cushions the blow nicely. Hey, maybe she can actually claim the fine on her expenses - let's not forget Said Malik, former "Justice" minister, who claimed his £65 court summons fee for non-payment of council tax.
Personally, what I'd like to have seen, for Baroness Scotland, is a proper criminal trial, followed by deportation on conviction. Cancel the fine, not having her claim £170,000 housing would be all the compensation I'd want.