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Ex-MP given treatment order

Disgraced former Labour MP Margaret Moran has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order for fiddling expenses to receive more than £53,000 from the taxpayer.

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Treatment order for fraud MP Margaret Moran

Margaret Moran's claims were the largest amount uncovered during the expenses scandal. Credit: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Disgraced former Labour MP Margaret Moran has been given a two-year supervision and treatment order for fiddling expenses to receive more than £53,000 from the taxpayer.

The 57-year-old, who represented Luton South for 13 years, claimed nearly her entire annual allowance in one bogus expense entry and forged invoices for more than £20,000 for non-existent goods and services.

The claims were the largest amount uncovered in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal.

Moran, though, did not receive a criminal conviction after a judge ruled she was unfit to stand trial for mental health reasons. She was sentenced today at Southwark Crown Court.

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