Former MP Chaytor admits false accounting charges

FORMER LABOUR MP David Chaytor (pictured) has admitted false accounting charges today, ahead of his court hearing on Monday.

The former Bury North MP was charged with false accounting in relation to his expense claims, amounting to more than £20,000.

Chaytor was the first of the MPs and Lords due to face trial over expenses claims offences, reported the BBC.

He had falsely claimed for rent on two properties, plus claimed for IT services he had not received.

Simon Clements, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “David Chaytor has admitted his dishonesty and will now face the consequences of his actions.

“No-one, no matter what their position, should be allowed to take money they are not entitled to.”

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