NZ born Federal MP Craig Thomson arrested in NSW

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New Zealand born Federal MP Craig Thomson has been arrested on fraud charges, NSW police have confirmed.

 

 
New Zealand born Federal MP Craig Thomson has been arrested on fraud charges, NSW police have confirmed.
 
NSW police said fraud squad officers arrested Thomson in Tuggerah in his electorate on the NSW central coast at around 1pm on Thursday and took him to nearby Wyong police station.
 
"An arrest warrant had been issued for the 48-year-old man by Victorian authorities following investigations into allegations of fraud committed against the Health Services Union," police said in a statement.
 
He is expected to go before Wyong Local Court on Thursday to face 149 fraud charges.
 
Thomson, who was born in Wellington in 1964, has strenuously denied allegations he misused union funds to pay for prostitutes, air travel, entertainment and cash withdrawals when he was national secretary of the Health Services Union (HSU) from 2002 to 2007.
 
It is anticipated Victorian detectives will then apply for his extradition to Victoria.