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Jury rules MP fiddled expenses

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran was today ruled by a jury at Southwark Crown Court to have fiddled her expenses claims to receive more than £53,000.

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Ex-MP's ill health means jurors unable to return guilty verdict

Margaret Moran, who served as MP for Luton South from 1997 until the 2010 General Election, was found to have falsely claimed around £60,000 in parliamentary expenses between 2004 and 2008, of which she received £53,000.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London were unable to return a guilty verdict after it was ruled that Moran was unfit to stand trial for mental health reasons.

Instead, in a trial of issue, the jury found that she had committed 15 counts of false accounting and six counts of using a false instrument over the claims for parliamentary expenses.

For more on this story visit the ITV News Anglia website.

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