Conservative MP Peter Bone said he and his wife have suffered "trial by media" after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that the couple will not face any charges over fraud allegations.
Mr Bone said in a statement: "What has been so frustrating about this whole episode is that it has been going on for over a year, without an opportunity for us to clear our names. Recently, we have suffered trial by media."
"One newspaper in particular has printed information that is incorrect and made allegations that are totally untrue," he went on. "It seems that certain newspapers feel able to print information that is without foundation, despite being told in advance that that information is factually incorrect."
"As we have done nothing wrong and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) only considered the evidence, not newspaper innuendo, we have been proven innocent," the 61-year-old added. "We are naturally delighted that this nightmare has now come to an end."
Conservative MP Peter Bone and his wife will not face any charges over fraud allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Northamptonshire police investigated the Wellingborough MP and his wife over claims that assets belonging to his mother-in-law were concealed so Northamptonshire County Council would fund her care home fees.
The CPS said: "We have decided there is insufficient evidence to charge any criminal offence."
It explained: “The evidence showed: firstly that the woman’s mother considered the suspects' conduct to be acceptable; secondly that the suspects acted openly in declaring the sale of the mother’s house to the Council; thirdly that no element of dishonesty could be proved."
It added that there is an ongoing civil litigation case.
Conservative MP Peter Bone said allegations in relation to an inquiry into benefit fraud against his family are "without foundation."
The Times reported that the Wellingborough MP had been questioned as part of a inquiry into benefit claims to pay for the residential care of hie mother-in-law, Dorothy Sweeney. Anyone with assets over £23,250 is expected to pay their own care home fees.
The paper alleges Northampton County Council was not given accurate information about Mrs Sweeney's assets before paying benefits of around £100,000. Writing on Twitter, Mr Bone said:
Conservative MP Peter Bone has told Daybreak that he believes Abu Qatada should be deported.
He said: "Our supreme court said he should go, my argument is that if the supreme court said he should go, he should go."
Disagreeing with Mr Bone, human rights lawyer David Enright said: "It's a terribly dangerous thing when a senior politician like yourself, and Theresa May, denigrate judges, denigrate the rule of law and denigrate the justice system."
He added: "That is the only thing that separates us from terrorists."