The former Europe Minister announced he was quitting after MPs on the Standards and Privileges Committee banned him from the Commons for a year for what they described as ‘the gravest’ breach of expenses they have seen.
Mr MacShane claimed thousands in travel expenses so he could jet around Europe and for consulting services using fake invoices from a front organisation that he had set up.
The bills were signed with a “nom de plume” purporting to come from a general manager who did not in fact exist,’ the MPs said.
The former MP for Rotherham also claimed thousands of pounds for computers and laptops, including one which he allowed an intern to keep after they stopped working for him.
The total Mr MacShane claimed on expenses for computers was £5,968. He even submitted the same invoice twice for one computer he bought…
More on the shaming of Neo-Con MP Denis MacShane here.
Meanwhile, here's my 2009 blog post on Macshame and the 'European Policy Institute'.
Well, MacShane's political career is thankfully finished, but if he doesn't get arrested for his fraud- remember he was stealing from you and me dear reader- it will be another scandal. We'll see in the next few weeks if well-connected Neo-Cons really are above the law.