Ex-MP admits expenses fraud

Former MP Denis MacShane has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to making nearly £13,000 worth of false expenses claims.

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MacShane used expenses money to fund Europe trips

Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has admitted false accounting by putting in fake receipts for £12,900 of "research and translation" services at the Old Bailey.

He used the money to fund trips to Europe, including to judge a literary competition in Paris.

Asked to enter a plea to the charge in a hearing at the Old Bailey, MacShane replied: "Guilty."

Mr Justice Sweeney told the former MP, that "all sentencing options remain open".

Ex-MP Denis MacShane pleads guilty to expenses fraud

Former MP Denis MacShane pictured outside court in September Credit: Press Association

Former MP Denis MacShane has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to making bogus expenses claims of nearly £13,000.

The 65-year-old admitted false accounting by fraudulently claiming £12,900 for research and translation services between January 6, 2005 and January 15, 2008.

Mr MacShane stood down as an MP last November.