Former Health Union boss charged with 70 criminal offences
FROM being praised on the floor of Federal Parliament to being charged with 70 theft and deception related offences - the exceptional tale of one time Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson hit a new low today.
The Herald Sun reports police have confirmed Jackson was charged today as part of joint investigation put together by Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police.
It is alleged that Jackson used money belonging to the Union to take overseas trips, buy luxury items and even pay for her divorce settlement.
It's also previously been reported accompanying her on these trips was former Federal Court judge Michael Lawler who stepped down from his judicial role in March this year.
In October the couple fronted the cameras in an episode of ABC's Four Corners where they claimed they had been the victims of a smear campaign.
Jackson once blew the whistle on corruption in the HSU and in doing so drew the praise of both Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne - although neither man knew of the present allegations when the statement in the video below were made.