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AFP raid ex-MP’s Central Coast home

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Former Labor politician Craig Thomson has had his home searched by police as a part of an investigation right into a syndicate allegedly defrauding the federal authorities.

Australian Federal Police carried out a search warrant on the disgraced ex-MP’s Central Coast home on Wednesday, as a part of an ongoing multi-agency operation.

Police additionally executed a search warrant at a property in Queensland, the AFP mentioned.

The Australian Border Force, Department of Home Affairs and AUSTRAC – the federal authorities’s monetary intelligence company – have all been concerned within the investigation, an AFP spokeswoman mentioned.

The AFP mentioned on Wednesday afternoon the investigation was ongoing and that no additional info was accessible presently.

Mr Thomson, was the nationwide secretary of the Health Services Union from 2002 till the 2007 federal election, when he was elected to signify the seat of Dobell on the Central Coast.

The Labor Party suspended Mr Thompson in 2012, whereas he was an MP, after he was accused of misusing union funds whereas he was an HSU official.

The Federal Court later discovered he had spent tens of 1000’s of HSU members’ {dollars} on intercourse staff and his personal political marketing campaign.

Mr Thompson ran once more for Dobell as an unbiased within the 2013 federal election, however secured simply 4 per cent of the first vote.

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