Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been granted condition bail ahead of sentencing on December 19 after he admitted making nearly £13,000 worth of false expenses claims.
Mr MacShane admitted false accounting by putting in fake receipts for £12,900 of "research and translation" services at the Old Bailey.
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".
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.
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.
Scotland Yard has said it plans to reopen the investigation into the former Labour MP Denis MacShane's expenses.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that following an assessment of the report published by the Standards and Privileges Committee and following liaison with the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metropolitan Police is reopening the investigation."
A complaint about Mr MacShane regarding expenses for his constituency office was originally referred to the Metropolitan Police in October 2010 but no action was taken.
Shamed former MP Denis MacShane has apologised his former constituents for letting them down after being forced to resign over his Parliamentary expenses.
In a letter to the Yorkshire Post, he said: "How do I say sorry? Rotherham has been such an important part of my life and I have let this wonderful town, its terrific people and my constituency down so very badly.”
Mr MacShane also said he accepted full responsibility for his "stupid" and "mad" actions in making the false expenses claims.
– Labour party statement
These are very serious findings concerning Denis MacShane and we accept his statement this morning that his career as a Labour MP is effectively over.
In the light of the report's recommendations to the House, the Labour Party has suspended Denis MacShane with immediate effect, pending a full NEC (National Executive Committee) inquiry.
We will be talking to Denis MacShane about his future and the best course of action for him and for his constituency.
In a statement, Denis MacShane said: "I am shocked and saddened that the BNP has won its three-year campaign to destroy my political career as a Labour MP despite a full police investigation which decided not to proceed after investigations and interviews.
"I am glad the committee notes that there is no question of personal gain. Clearly I deeply regret that the way I chose to be reimbursed for costs related to my work in Europe and in combating anti-semitism, including being the Prime Minister's personal envoy, has been judged so harshly.
"I remain committed to work for progressive values, for Britain playing a full part in Europe, and for combating anti-semitism even though I can no longer undertake this work as a Labour MP.
"I am consulting family and friends as I consider my position and study the full implications of the report. I am obviously desperately sorry for any embarrassment I have caused my beloved Labour Party and its leader Ed Miliband whom I greatly admire."
Former Labour minister Denis MacShane is facing suspension from the Commons for a year over a string of illegitimate expenses claims running to thousands of thousands.
The MP, who was suspended from the Labour party this morning, said he was "shocked and saddened" that his political career had been destroyed and was now considering his position.
The Committee on Standards and Privileges said that it recommended the punishment after finding Mr MacShane submitted 19 false invoices "plainly intended to deceive" Parliament's expenses authority.