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".

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