Former Union Boss Michael Williamson Has Been Sent To Jail For Defrauding The Health Services Union


Michael Williamson, the former head of the Health Services Union, has been sentenced to a minimum five years jail after pleading guilty to defrauding the union of almost $1 million.

The District Court Judge David Frearson described Williamson as “brazen and arrogant”.

Williamson created false invoices for a company in his wife’s name, defrauding the union of $340,000 from 2006 to 2009.

He also admitted defrauding printing firm Access Focus of $600,000.

Williamson was facing a possible 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to four charges including fraud and hindering a police investigation.

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