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Former MP to be sentenced over false expense claims

Former Labour minister Denis MacShane will be sentenced later today after admitting making bogus expense claims amounting to nearly £13,000.

MacShane, 65, pleaded guilty last month to false accounting by filing 19 fake receipts for ''research and translation'' services.

The former Labour minister will be sentenced after admitting making bogus expense claims amounting to nearly £13,000. Credit: PA Wire

The former Rotherham MP used the money to fund a series of trips around Europe, including one to judge a literary competition in Paris.

During a hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday, Mr Justice Sweeney heard from both defence and prosecution lawyers.

The maximum jail term available for false accounting is seven years.