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World News – UA – Former union boss defrauded members over $ 100,000

Kathy Jackson admitted to crimes of fraud, plea lifting the lid on unreported jury verdict

The former national secretary of the union pleaded guilty on Monday to two charges of obtaining a financial advantage by deception

Court documents show she abused her job to evade $ 67,792.85 in personal credit card debt between July 2003 and November 2010

His confession lifts a cone of legal silence over an earlier jury verdict that found Jackson guilty of two similar offenses relating to approximately $ 35,000

« I absolutely did not take any money that I was not entitled to, I did not steal the HSU, » she told the jury

« I am absolutely stunned that I ended up in this position trying to do the right thing »

After a two-month trial, jurors found her guilty of twice obtaining a financial advantage through deception, but cleared her of more than a dozen counts of theft and obtaining goods by deception

Jackson transferred $ 22,000 from union funds in 2008 to buy a Mercedes Benz from the husband of former union legal counsel

She also asked the union for $ 13,100 for reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses in the United States

In the offenses admitted Monday, Jackson demanded money from the union for personal items, including travel

Jackson was the union’s national secretary from 2008-2015, earning a salary of over $ 100,000 to oversee the movement that represents healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics

She was praised for speaking out against her predecessor, former Labor MP Craig Thomson, and former union general secretary Michael Williamson in 2011

Williamson was then jailed for stealing nearly $ 1 million from the union and recruiting others to prevent a police investigation

The Federal Court ruled that she owed the union $ 2 million, including for embezzled funds for groceries, travel, entertainment and even her divorce

Kathy Jackson, Health Services Union East, Michael Williamson, union

World News – UA – Former union boss defrauded members over $ 100,000


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