Denis MacShane MP outside the Old Bailey
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Former MP Denis MacShane jailed for expenses fraud

Former MP Denis MacShane has been jailed for six months for expenses fraud after admitting submitting 19 fake receipts amounting to £12,900.

He is the fifth MP to get a prison sentence after 2009's expenses scandal.

MacShane, 65, was a Labour MP for 18 years and served as Europe minister under Tony Blair between 2002 and 2005.

Len Tingle reports.

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