Police launch probe into Tory MP accused of improperly claiming taxpayer cash for housing expenses

Police launch tax probe into Tory MP: Politician ‘falsely pocketed tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayer cash for housing expenses’ and faces investigation by Westminster’s watchdog

  • Metropolitan Police and IPSA have received reports of alleged expenses fraud 
  • The Tory MP, who reportedly once held a high-profile role, remains unnamed
  • No criminal investigation has begun but the Met are assessing the information

A prominent Conservative MP has been accused of falsely pocketing tens of thousands of taxpayer cash, reports say. 

Metropolitan Police are said to have received reports that a politician – who once held a high-profile role – has committed expenses fraud by improperly claiming housing funds. 

The Tory figure currently remains unnamed, but last night Scotland Yard confirmed it was conducting an assessment of the information, according to The Sun.

A source also reportedly told the newspaper that there were now ‘reasonable questions’ about ‘significant amounts of money’ that the MP received.

A prominent Conservative MP has been accused of falsely pocketing tens of thousands of taxpayer cash, reports say

A prominent Conservative MP has been accused of falsely pocketing tens of thousands of taxpayer cash, reports say

They said: ‘The rules are quite clear. The Met should now step in and fully investigate.’ 

It was said that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority also received reports regarding the MP. 

The Government watchdog was set up following the expenses scandal unearthed in 2009 which forced forced six ministers from office and sent a number to jail.  

Despite the third-party allegations, the Met Police reportedly said that ‘no criminal investigation has begun’.

MailOnline has approached both the Met and IPSA for comment. 

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