Former Labour minister Denis MacShane pleaded guilty this morning to making nearly £13,000 of bogus expense claims. The ex-MP for Rotherham admitted false accounting by putting in fake receipts for £12,900 of "research and translation" services.
Sentencing was adjourned until December 19, and he was granted unconditional bail. Phil Hornby reports
Former MP Denis MacShane is expected to appear in court today accused of making bogus expenses claims of nearly £13,000. The 65-year-old is due to have a plea and case management hearing at Southwark Crown Court.
He is accused of false accounting for allegedly fraudulently claiming £12,900 for research and translation services between January 6, 2005 and January 15, 2008.
The ex-MP for Rotherham has a trial date set for May 6 next year.
Prosecutors announced in July that MacShane would face the charge following claims that he faked receipts.
MacShane, of Westmoreland Terrace, central London, stood down as an MP last November.