Gordon Brown worst offender in MPs' expenses scam

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London, Feb. 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been exposed as the worst cabinet offender in the MPs' expenses scandal, with 21,189.53 pounds claimed from taxpayers cash as cleaning costs.

Brown has been ordered to repay 12,888.03 pounds, which accounts for more than half the 24,643.17 pounds total demanded from 12 Cabinet ministers.

In all, 392 serving and ex-MPs have been told to payback 1.12 million pounds in dodgy claims.

The latest move has come as two MPs and a peer are expected to be charged with fraud.

Apart from Brown, the "Dodgy Dozen" ministers, out of 23 in Labour's Cabinet, are: Business Secretary Peter Mandelson, Chancellor Alistair Darling. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Justice Secretary Jack Straw.

Communities and Local Government Minister John Denham, Children, Schools and Families Secretary Ed Balls and his wife, Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper.

Health Secretary Andy Burnham, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy and Chief Treasury Secretary Liam Byrne. (ANI)

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