Disgraced former Labor MP and ex-head of the Health Services Union (HSU) Craig Thomson used tens of thousands of union funds to pay for his 2007 election campaign, the Federal Court has found.
The court found the former member for Dobell used the funds without authorisation.
In a 46-page ruling, Justice Christopher Jessup upheld a number of claims pursued by Fair Work Australia, including that Thomson paid for escort services with union funds in contravention of his duties as a union official.
The court will determine what penalty will be imposed at a hearing in November.
More to come.