Disgraced former Queensland MP Scott Driscoll has been sentenced to at least 18 months’ jail for 15 fraud-related offences.
Driscoll, 41, pleaded guilty to the charges in the Brisbane District Court last November.
Driscoll defrauded the Queensland Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Association of almost $180,000, falsified meeting minutes and sought secret commissions from two major supermarket chains.
He was handed a sentence of six years and will not be eligible for parole until September 2018.
Judge Deborah Richards said Driscoll’s offending happened during a hypomanic phase of a bipolar illness.
Driscoll won Redcliffe for the LNP in 2012 but became an independent when the party lost confidence in him in March 2013.
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