BREAKING: Craig Thomson's jail sentence handed down.

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Craig Thomson has been sentenced.

Former Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson was sentenced this morning for defrauding the Health Services Union.

Thomson has received a 12-month sentence, with nine months suspended. That means Thomson will be going to jail for three months.

He was charged with defrauding the HSU of more than $24,000. The former member for Dobell was found guilty of misusing union credit cards to pay for flights, hotels, cash withdrawals, cigarettes and – most controversially – sex workers. The criminal case lasted for more than a year.

Thomson was found guilty of 65 individual fraud charges relating to misuse of credit cards.

Breaking: Craig Thomson to spend three months in jail after being sentenced to 12 months, with 9 months suspended. #auspol

— (@smh) March 24, 2014

Craig Thomson to serve three months of his 12-month sentence for misusing union funds:

— (@smh) March 24, 2014

More to come.

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