Former MP Margaret Moran in court on expense charges
19 September 2011 Last updated at 13:44 BST
Former Luton South MP Margaret Moran has appeared in court accused of illegally claiming up to £80,000 in parliamentary expenses.
Ms Moran faces 15 charges of false accounting and six of using a false instrument.
The former Labour MP is accused of claiming for a home in her constituency and one in Southampton and submitting forged invoices.
As Nicola Pearson reports she denies the charges.