The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
“Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson will spend the night behind bars after he was arrested over allegations he facilitated more than 130 fraudulent visa applications over four years, resulting in more than $2 million of financial gains…
“Mr Thomson was arrested at his Terrigal residence on Wednesday and charged with multiple offences, including 19 counts of providing false documents and false or misleading information, five counts of a prohibition on asking for or receiving a benefit in return for the occurrence of a sponsorship-related event, two counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception and one count of dealing with proceeds of crime.
He was refused bail at Gosford Police Station and his matter will be heard before Gosford Local Court on Thursday.”
This blog previously reported the news in 2018 when Thomson was struck off under the inherent jurisdiction of the NSW Supreme Court.
Should Thomson be convicted of these charges, the soundness of the judgment of the NSW Supreme Court to remove Thomson from the roll of NSW lawyers in 2018 will have been conclusively demonstrated.