Prosecutors considering court action against ex-South Yorkshire MP

File photo dated 14/11/11 of Denis MacShane who be suspended as an MP for 12 months after it found he submitted 19 false invoices "plainly intended to deceive" Parliament's expenses authority, said the Committee on Standards and Privileges today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 2, 2012. See PA story POLITICS MacShane. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
File photo dated 14/11/11 of Denis MacShane who be suspended as an MP for 12 months after it found he submitted 19 false invoices "plainly intended to deceive" Parliament's expenses authority, said the Committee on Standards and Privileges today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 2, 2012. See PA story POLITICS MacShane. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Prosecutors say they now have enough material to decide whether to charge disgraced former South Yorkshire MP Denis MacShane.

The Crown Prosecution Service has checked the file handed over by detectives in May after the force reopened a probe into alleged expenses abuses.

A CPS spokeswoman said: “We have determined we are now in receipt of a full file of evidence following the reopening of the Metropolitan Police Service’s investigation in this case, which we are currently considering for a potential charging decision.”

Mr MacShane was Labour Party MP for Rotherham from 1994 until last year.

The 65-year-old resigned in November after a parliamentary committee found he had submitted 19 false invoices for expenses that were ‘plainly intended to deceive’.