The ex MP for Luton, Margaret Moran, is to face 21 charges of fiddling her expenses whilst serving her constituents Sky News revealed Tuesday.
The former MP for Luton will face 21 charges over parliamentary expenses whilst serving as an MP from 1997 to 2010. Margaret Moran will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on 19 September, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer confirmed to Sky News that the ex-Luton MP will face 21 charges including 15 for false accounting. "Having thoroughly reviewed the evidence gathered by police, we have decided there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to bring criminal charges against Margaret Moran," Mr Starmer said.
"The summons relates to 15 charges of false accounting. Ms Moran also faces six charges of forgery... where it is alleged that she submitted forged invoices in support of some of her claims," he continued.
The former MP was forced to resign in May 2009 after she was accused of fiddling expenses worth more than £60,000 over a four year period. Moran is the last of ten MP's to be investigated by the panel with six others having faced charges and jail sentences. David Chaytor was the first to be found guilty of fraudulent claims and served one quarter of his 18 month prison sentence, and was released earlier this year.