Former Labour MP Jailed Over Expenses.

The former Labour minister Denis MacShane has been jailed for six months after admitting making bogus expenses claims amounting to nearly £13,000 and will spend Christmas behind bars, TBG can reveal.

MacShane apparently has history in this area. According to reports, in 1982 when he was convicted and jailed by a communist court in Warsaw for running money sent by western trade unions to 'underground' activists in the Polish union Solidarity.

MacShane used the money funnelled from the taxpayer to fund a series of trips to Europe, including one to judge a literary competition in Paris.

The former Labour MP & Minister said "Cheers" as he was sentenced by the judge at the Old Bailey.