Margaret Moran faces 21 expenses charges

September 07, 2011 7:00 AM

One of the last politicians to be investigated in the expenses scandal, Margaret Moran, will be charged with fiddling her expenses by more than £60,000.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that the former MP for Luton South will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on the 19thSeptember 2011.

Charges relate to 15 charges of false accounting, contrary to the Theft Act 1968.

Moran claimed for dry rot treatment on a home more than 100 miles from her constituency.

Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, said:

"Ms Moran also faces six charges of forgery, contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, where it is alleged that she submitted forged invoices in support of some of her claims."

The Metropolitan police originally passed ten files of evidence to the CPS, relating to ten individuals. Seven cases have resulted in charges: David Chaytor, Eric Illsley, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine, Lord Taylor of Warwick and Lord Hanningfield have already been jailed over the scandal.

Margaret Moran is suspended from membership of the Labour Party and is no longer an MP.

Further information and our reaction to the trial and sentence will be posted on this blog once proceedings are complete.One of the last politicians to be investigated in the expenses scandal, Margaret Moran, will be charged with fiddling her expenses by more than £60,000.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that the former MP for Luton South will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on the 19thSeptember 2011.

Charges relate to 15 charges of false accounting, contrary to the Theft Act 1968.

Moran claimed for dry rot treatment on a home more than 100 miles from her constituency.

Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, said:

"Ms Moran also faces six charges of forgery, contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, where it is alleged that she submitted forged invoices in support of some of her claims."

The Metropolitan police originally passed ten files of evidence to the CPS, relating to ten individuals. Seven cases have resulted in charges: David Chaytor, Eric Illsley, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine, Lord Taylor of Warwick and Lord Hanningfield have already been jailed over the scandal.

Margaret Moran is suspended from membership of the Labour Party and is no longer an MP.

Further information and our reaction to the trial and sentence will be posted on this blog once proceedings are complete.

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