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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.