Thursday, April 17, 2014   

Disgraced Glasgow-born politician MacShane caged for expenses fraud
(12-23 18:45)

Glasgow-born Denis MacShane, 65, (Pictured) who served as Europe minister under former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been jailed for six months for parliamentary expenses fraud totalling nearly £12,,900.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to false accounting by filing 19 bogus receipts for “research and translation'' services between January 2005 and January 2008, media reports said. The money from those claims was used to fund trips, such as a jaunt to Paris to judge a literary competition.
The offense of false accounting covered 19 "knowingly misleading" receipts that MacShane filed between January 2005 and January 2008, the Guardian reported in London today.
He was also a reporter at UK government funded BBC for eight years and a presenter from 1969.
Before entering the political arena he had been fired from the BBC over a call he made under a fake name to a chat show at which he was working.

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