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Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire denies money laundering and misconduct

Nikki Sinclaire - archive image Image copyright Ian Nicholson
Image caption Nikki Sinclaire lost her European Parliament seat in May

Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and misconduct in public office.

The 46-year-old, who represented the West Midlands for UKIP then as an independent, denied the charges at Birmingham Crown Court.

She is accused of committing the offences between 1 October 2009 and 31 July 2010.

The case was adjourned and Ms Sinclaire, of Shirley, West Midlands, was bailed to reappear on 19 October.

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