Former Ukip MEP pleads guilty to fraud

By staff

A former British MEP has switched his plea at a trial and admitting fiddling £36,000 of expenses.

Tom Wise, 61, had previously said he was innocent of false accounting and money laundering.

But the former Ukip MEP – who later stood as an independent – switched his plea.

The court heard Mr Wise spent the money on wine and cars.

He will remain on bail until sentencing next Wednesday.