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Denis MacShane: Expenses Investigated Again
Police are reopening their investigation into disgraced former MP Denis MacShane's expenses.
Scotland Yard says it will look again at Mr MacShane's claims in the wake of last year's damning report by the parliamentary standards watchdog.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that following an assessment of the report published by the Standards and Privileges Committee and following liaison with the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metropolitan Police is reopening the investigation."
Police began examining Mr MacShane's expenses more than two years ago after allegations about abuses surfaced.
The criminal probe was dropped last July. But the ex-Labour minister stepped down from the Commons in November after the committee found he had faked receipts to receive thousands of pounds of public money.
The report included letters from Mr MacShane to the standards commissioner detailing his actions, which had not previously been seen by police.
However, the Commons authorities have suggested such material would not be admissible in court as it is protected by parliamentary privilege.
what do you think?
Politics seems to attract the sort of people that should never be allowed anywhere near the Houses Of Parliament. It would be better to select them as we select juries, we might get a few honest people running the country.
MacShane deserves all that comes to him but what I can't understand is how David Cameron gets away with taking out a loan for a second home and uses the money to pay off the loan on his first home.
d and d Phillips
Thieves, thieves, pimps and thieves