The Crown Prosecution Service has taken the decision to charge former MP Denis Macshane over alleged fraudulent expenses claims with a total value of £12,900.
Having thoroughly reviewed the evidence gathered by the police, I have decided there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to bring a criminal charge against Denis MacShane. This charge relates to fraudulent claims with a total value of £12,900.
The charge is of false accounting, contrary to the Theft Act 1968. It is alleged that Denis Macshane claimed expenses for research and translation services carried out by a company that did not carry out that work.
More top news
ITV News understands that former footballer Michael McIndoe has been interviewed by fraud detectives investigating an ‘investment scheme'.
More than nine out of 10 councils say being allowed to raise council tax has made no difference to their ability to provide social care.
The businesswoman and philanthropist endured abuse and media intrusion as she became the face of the legal challenge against the Government.