Pants on fire …

Turning to credit cards and escorts, I have consistently from day one denied any wrongdoing in relation to these issues. I make it clear—and I hope I have already by painting a picture—that I had many enemies in the HSU, many enemies who did not like increased transparency, many enemies who preferred that there be no national office. I was the subject on numerous occasions of threats and intimidation. I had my door of my office graffitied. The national office shared an office with other Victorian branches of the Health Services Union.

An extract from Craig Thomson’s address to parliament.

Mr. Thomson was found guilty today of theft and obtaining financial advantage by deception after using the cards to pay for sexual services and to make cash withdrawals while he was national secretary of the Health Services Union.

He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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