News State Queensland Scott Driscoll, former Queensland MP, sentenced to six years’ jail for fraudulent commissions
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Scott Driscoll, former Queensland MP, sentenced to six years’ jail for fraudulent commissions

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Driscoll will not be eligible for parole until September 2018. Photo: AAP
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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.

More to come … 

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