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Craig Thomson embroiled in multi-million dollar Immigration Fraud Scam..!

November 17, 2021

Fresh from a stint in the ‘red turbo room” Craig Thomson – the Labor MP whose sex-with-union-funds scandal nearly brought down a government has been ARRESTED and charged over a $2 million cash for visas scam!

The Australian Federal Police announced it had arrested a 57-year-old man at his home in Terrigal, on the NSW central coast.

Thomson is alleged to have arranged more than 130 fraudulent visa applications over four years, resulting in a $2 million windfall for the scandal-plagued former MP.

According to our EXCLUSIVE SOURCES, the visas relate to workers in ‘food service’ and regional farm industries.

Thomson has been charged with providing false documents and false or misleading information relating to non-citizens, and breaching restriction on charging fees for immigration assistance.

‘The alleged offences in this matter involved the exploitation of Federal Government programs designed to assist Australian businesses, and it is incumbent on the AFP to investigate and prosecute instances of large-scale fraud against Australian taxpayers,’ the AFP told The Gutter Trash.    

News of the arrest follows an earlier development where NSW police secured a restraining order to protect the wife of Mr Thomson.

Zoe Arnold had previously defended Thomson when he was found GUILTY of using trade union funds to pay for prostitutes.

Ms Arnold was Mr Thomson’s third wife and by the time he was sentenced they had two daughters.

Who will think of the children….???!!!

Police granted an apprehended violence order on Ms Arnold’s behalf at Gosford Local Court.

The two-year AVO prevents 57-year-old Mr Thomson going anywhere Ms Arnold lives, works or to other places listed in the order.

Ms Arnold had provided a character reference for her husband to the court in 2014 in which she said mr Thomson was ‘devoted to his family, his daughters and me’.’

‘He has worked very hard every day as a private politician and as a private citizen, genuinely trying to make a positive impact on the local community,’ the statement read.

The former member for Dobell, Mr Thomson was convicted on 65 charges of using Health Services Union funds for personal benefit in March 2014.

It was alleged Mr Thomson spent the money on prostitutes and restaurants during his time as the Health Services Union’s national secretary between 2002 and 2007.  

He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, with nine months of the sentence suspended over two years. 

His conviction and sentence were later overturned on appeal, with Mr Thomson fined $25,00 and spared jail time after being found guilty on 13 counts of theft.

The fine related to the withdrawals of $5650 from ATMs using union credit cards, money he was not authorised to use on himself.

 

84 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 17, 2021 9:12 pm

    What memories!
    *Wait for the inquiry
    *He hasn’t been charged
    *Wait until the court case
    *He might appeal
    Who will think of the children….???!!!

  2. Tom R permalink
    November 17, 2021 10:15 pm

    Craig Thomson is charged with ………. exploiting the exploits the government has put into the system to prop up its visa system.

    Pretty sure they’ll (likely) throw the book at him ……. again.

    Who’s the guy in charge again? This seems to happen to a lot of ‘connected’ people around him.

  3. Dianne permalink
    November 17, 2021 10:23 pm

    “Fraud against taxpayers”?

    Who or what are the taxpayers in question? Surely the ‘fraud’ was agin the Government?

  4. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 18, 2021 9:03 am

    We know from last court case that Craig likes to root whores. The immigration scam was probably a way of funnelling fresh young Asian meat to the Red Turbo Room and like places for Craig’s delectation. He’s obviously jaded and looking for something more exotic than the mother of his two children.

  5. Tom R permalink
    November 18, 2021 10:23 am

    It all makes sense when the market is there

    Scott Morrison’s can-do capitalists can’t really do wage rises, not for the past decade anyway.

    And now they’re demanding to get their imported ‘slaves’ (aka temporary visa holders) back again, to put a lid on wages.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2021/11/18/cheap-workers-import-alan-kohler/

  6. November 18, 2021 11:55 am

    Splatterbottom’s been advertising on Gumtree again…

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  7. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 18, 2021 12:53 pm

    That is an item I’d certainly want to keep, Reb. I already have a butt plug in my office, but that one is a fantastic piece. I bet it has seen some interesting action over the years.

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 18, 2021 1:21 pm

    Funnily enough a colleague just walked into my office with the same picture suggesting that it was the sort of thing I would have multiple uses for!

  9. November 18, 2021 1:53 pm

    “Funnily enough a colleague just walked into my office with the same picture suggesting that it was the sort of thing I would have multiple uses for!”

    The mind boggles.

  10. Tom R permalink
    November 18, 2021 3:27 pm

    The mind boggles.

    I don’t think that’s the only thing that’s boggling 😯

  11. November 18, 2021 4:01 pm

    😆

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 18, 2021 4:27 pm

    Boggling. You mean tingling and spasming?

  13. Tom R permalink
    November 18, 2021 4:57 pm

    You mean tingling and spasming?

    I guess it depends on what floats ya boat really. And how well prepared you were for it 😉

  14. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 19, 2021 3:48 pm

    I wonder if Stairman Dan will stand up for Peng Shuai? Chances are about the same as Lebron James calling the CCP out on this – that is zero. They’ve both sucked way too much CCP cock to stop now.

  15. November 19, 2021 4:08 pm

    If only Time Paine was a Coalition MP, he’d have kept his role.

  16. November 19, 2021 4:08 pm

    Dan Andrews today:

    “Why did we have lockdowns? Because we did not have a vaccine. Who forgot to order the vaccine? It wasn’t state premiers.”

    #TruthBomb

  17. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 19, 2021 4:38 pm

    Does that explain why the Andrews government is facing 58 charges over the hotel quarantine debacle?

  18. Neil of Sydney permalink
    November 19, 2021 5:01 pm

    What i do not understand is that we all make mistakes. What we should all do is learn from our mistakes and try and be better next time.

  19. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 19, 2021 5:12 pm

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    November 19, 2021 6:24 pm

    … suggesting that it was the sort of thing I would have multiple uses for!

    Soooo predictable, must be hard* …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What i do not understand is that we all make mistakes. What we should all do is learn from our mistakes and try and be better next time.

    Well said, Kneel, write to your Supreme Leader in Kirribilli House immediately!

    With hope and prayers … and don’t forget the collection plate, box, chest, armoured wagon, Pentecostal Bank!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Does that explain why the Andrews government is facing 58 charges over the hotel quarantine debacle?

    No. But it does highlight the lack of a Federal Government ICAC!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Y’all talking ’bout the whitey with the sign … he’s BLM???

    TBB so woke … 🤣😎🤣😋

  21. Neil of Sydney permalink
    November 19, 2021 6:41 pm

    TB

    My point was Craig Thomson does not learn from his mistakes. He just keeps getting worse.

  22. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 19, 2021 7:59 pm

    The 58 charges related to the Victorian government

  23. Tom R permalink
    November 19, 2021 9:55 pm

    Soz Bruz (or, Sorry, not sorry 🙂 )

  24. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 21, 2021 9:09 am

    I don’t recall all the left hand wringers getting bothered about this
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-07/christopher-pyne-burning-effigy/11190452?nw=0

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 21, 2021 7:55 pm

    Yes, can you believe the hypocrisy of the left?

  26. November 21, 2021 9:43 pm

    Can you believe the hyprocrisy of the LNP apologists..?

  27. November 21, 2021 9:47 pm

    Does this happen to you too…?

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 22, 2021 10:13 am

    It’s so embarrassing for the ALP cheer club.
    Melburnians have-
    * Experienced the longest lockdown in the world
    * A government facing 58 charges over the hotel quarantine debacle
    * A premier who says he “takes full responsibility” but throws his ministers under the bus
    People are understandably annoyed and are entitled to expect more transparency

  29. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 10:17 am

    Does this happen to you too…?

    I’m going to assume that was aimed at yomm reb? who has obviously spent the weekend trying to find evidence for his bullshit claim earlier, and all he could come up with was someone burnt a cardboard cutout of the lying little simp whiney pyney

    Which is really the same as building a massive wooden gallows, driving it into town, and pretending to lynch the premier. Yea, I see it now

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:12 am

    I like a bit of political theatre – such as when ABC drongo Jonathan Green made a John Howard Piñata for his giggling guests to bash the shit out of. And then there is this fine rendition of “The Hanging of Scott Morrison” which could do with a revival:

    The faux outrage is hilarious Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of gallows humour from time to time?

  31. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:15 am

    Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of gallows humour from time to time?

    Not sure where the humour was?

  32. November 22, 2021 11:26 am

    EXPLOSIVE documents reveal the NSW Government did not follow the health advice of its Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, and took up to a month to follow advice on urgent recommendations.

    The poorly controlled outbreak became the largest and most deadly in Australia.

    But Dan Andrews….!!!

  33. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:29 am

    And then there is this fine rendition of “The Hanging of Scott Morrison” which could do with a revival:

    I’ve heard of backwater blogs, but that youtube channel is so far back, it’s a friggin desert lol

  34. November 22, 2021 11:33 am

    Please know it was the truth when Gladys said she was following the wealth advice….

  35. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:40 am

    “I’ve heard of backwater blogs”

    Either embrace it all or condemn it all. Don’t be a politicised hack. It makes you look like a hypocrite.

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:42 am

    Yes, numbers make all the difference.
    Because apparently there were tens of thousands carrying model gallows in Melbourne
    The hypocrisy of the ALP cheer club is hilarious!

  37. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 11:44 am

    Either embrace it all or condemn it all.

    It’s difficult to condemn something you don’t know about 😦

    But, for the record, it’s wrong, and not just because they are talentless hacks

  38. November 22, 2021 11:51 am

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  39. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 12:16 pm

    It’s hardly surprising that they have no ‘issues’ with their health system, is it?

    btw, how many daily cases are they getting?

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoXBy2Nl9CrC35j1MrombiG_RF4PuBBZeb_A&usqp=CAU

  40. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 1:19 pm

    “It’s difficult to condemn something you don’t know about”

    Yes but when you did know about it your first reaction was not to condemn it but to trivialise it.

    The music put me in mind of the late great Alistair Hulett.

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 22, 2021 1:29 pm

    Notice the difference!
    * Some nutcase carrying gallows during a protest involving thousands – OUTRAGEOUS!!
    * An ABC presenter encouraging play violence against a Liberal… or lots of left students burning an effergy of a Liberal… or some band singing about hanging a Liberal – nothing to see here

  42. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 1:31 pm

  43. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 2:42 pm

    Yes but when you did know about it your first reaction was not to condemn it but to trivialise it.

    It was trivial. You dived down the depths of youtube to a song no one has seen and no one has heard, as some kind of bullshit equivalence for people demonstrating on the steps of parliaments with a mock hanging of the sitting premier.

    Oh, and yomm still hasn’t apologised for lying about all those examples he mentioned, that never happened

  44. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 2:59 pm

    Tom R, trivial though it may be, I was just pointing out that your comment “It’s difficult to condemn something you don’t know about” was disingenuous. Apparently in your case it was difficult to condemn something you did know about. Which is why when you first knew about it you didn’t condemn it.

  45. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 3:29 pm

    Political theatre is just that. it is not the main cause of violent attacks on politicians.

    The main examples of violence against Australian politicians that I can recall are cases of ALP factional infighting such as the attack on Peter Baldwin, political rivalry in the case of John Newman and the drug mafia in the case of Donald Mackay.

    This is what crossing the NSW right faction looks like:

  46. Tom R permalink
    November 22, 2021 5:37 pm

    Which is why when you first knew about it you didn’t condemn it.

    lol yea, whatever floats yer ever sinking boat.

    I was just more amazed that you found it. maybe it’s only available on the dark web, where I assume you exist 😉

    Of course, you could have just said, yea, what they did was wrong, but instead, you when crawling the deepest darkest recesses to try and find anything remotely similar (and failed by the longest yard, and now you want to try and pretend these creeps pretending to string up a premier are just ‘having some fun’

    Says more about you lot than almost anything else you’ve posted

  47. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 22, 2021 5:52 pm

    “I was just more amazed that you found it”

    It took about two clicks. But your deflection reflects your hypocrisy.

    “Of course, you could have just said, yea, what they did was wrong”

    I don’t think any of this political theatre was wrong! Can you not read!

  48. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 23, 2021 8:56 am

    Even the kids are on to this fucking paedophile:

  49. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 9:48 am

    I don’t think any of this political theatre was wrong! Can you not read!

    Yes, but just wanted it to be clear 😉

    All the world’s a stage
    THEATRE

    • WA premier Mark McGowan shuts office amid death threats
    • Perth man fronts court over threats to kill WA Premier
    • Far-right protester charged by counter-terror police amid talk of killing Daniel Andrews
    • Victorian MP receives death threats ahead of pandemic laws fronting parliament
    • Daughter of MP Andy Meddick hospitalised after violent attack on Melbourne street

    THEATRE

  50. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 23, 2021 9:58 am

    Tom R, none of those things are political theatre. You’re lying again.

  51. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 10:19 am

    none of those things are political theatre.

    😯

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzgttquj6Am2Y3hY2ApxTxGjRfBBLanYcQAg&usqp=CAU

  52. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 10:31 am

    So, the big question. Are we going to be seeing pm morrison at the election, or pm dutton?

    (it really does just keep sraping that barrel, doesn’t it?)

    We are facing the unnerving proposition that Australia’s 30th prime minister struggles to differentiate fact from fiction. What happened on Monday was deeply disconcerting, and all the more troubling because this conduct is an established pattern of behaviour.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/22/the-lie-of-the-land-morrisons-corrosive-behaviour-threatens-trust-rebuilt-during-pandemic

  53. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 12:01 pm

  54. November 23, 2021 2:35 pm

    So it’s been proven that one State Premier, let’s call her “Gladys” LIED when she said she’d followed Health Orders when she made a decision not to lockdown Bondi when the outbreak occurred and instead let it run rip.

    Another State Premier, let’s call him “Dan” has consistently followed Health Advice even when it’s not politically popular to do so.

    But all YoM can do is side with the QAnon anti-vax brigade and interminably whinge about Dane Andrews’ conduct.

    YoM would rather side with the populist LIARS even when they’re shown to be LIARS rather than those who made decisions on the actual health advice.

    What a bizarre little parallel universe he must live in.

  55. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 23, 2021 2:54 pm

    The distinctive feature of the Andrews administration’s handling of Covid is the number of dead Victorians – a signal achievement which has, quite appropriately, been rewarded with criminal charges. I guess Victorians just love him to death – their death!

  56. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:36 pm

    Guessing Dan killed all those in NSW too?

  57. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:43 pm

    That must be why the Victorian government is facing 58 charges.
    Anyone stupid enough to think they’ll plead not guilty?

  58. Tom R permalink
    November 23, 2021 3:57 pm

    Anyone stupid enough to think nsw would ever let it get this far?

    “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

    btw, ready to apologize for lying again?

  59. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 23, 2021 5:42 pm

    That’s the specialty of you and the ALP cheer club. Nothing to do with me

  60. November 23, 2021 5:56 pm

    “Anyone stupid enough to think nsw would ever let it get this far?”

    NSW is outside YoM’s terms of reference. He only has eyes for Dan Andrews.

    One could me mistaken for thinking he’s obsessed. 😆

  61. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 23, 2021 6:22 pm

    I didn’t know the NSW government was facing 58 charges! But do you think the government will plead not guilty? Here’s their defence-
    * We were in a hurry
    * You can die from golf
    * Look over there!
    * Blame Jennifer Mikakos!

  62. November 24, 2021 11:57 am

    YoM…??

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  63. Tom R permalink
    November 24, 2021 12:51 pm

    🙂

  64. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 24, 2021 3:58 pm

    The Babylon Bee has taken over the Women’s March Twitter account???

  65. November 24, 2021 3:58 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  66. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 24, 2021 4:28 pm

    Politicians should not be able to sue for defamation. They have no reputation to lose. And they have the parliamentary soap box to get their side of the story out.

  67. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 25, 2021 9:23 am

    Twitter feels a lot like this these days:

  68. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 10:29 am

    Twitter feels a lot like this these days:

    WHY DO YOU HATE TWITTER SO MUCH!

    What about facebook, instagram, tiktok?

  69. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 10:30 am

    Now you can hate the youtubes too 🙂

  70. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 25, 2021 10:51 am

    I don’t have Facebook or Instagram or tiktok, Tom R. I’d probably hate them worse.

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 25, 2021 4:02 pm

    Dan stuffed the the process of getting the pandemic legislation through the parliament. He treated vital pandemic/public health legislation as a partisan negotiation.
    He only has himself to blame

  72. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 25, 2021 4:25 pm

    “He only has himself to blame”

    I don’t think he is much given to self-reflection much less actually taking the blame for anything – like say the actions of his homicidal government.

    President Xi is his role-model after all.

  73. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 4:26 pm

    He only has himself to blame

    So, not he rabid opposition?

  74. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 25, 2021 4:48 pm

    Dan chose to negotiate with only 3 cross benchers, he ignored others. He bypassed the opposition.
    Now it’s all falling apart. He treated this legislation as a typical political negotiation, a genuine leader would have risen above that
    Dan’s a dud

  75. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 6:07 pm

    He bypassed the opposition.

    They are pretty clear that whatever position he takes, they will simply take the opposite.

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 25, 2021 6:31 pm

    They’ve proposed amendments. What do you think of their amendments?

  77. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 6:47 pm

    What do you think of their amendments?

    Here’s a thought, why not post a .. llllii.. llii. lin link to them, cos I’m in another state, and I don’t give that much of a toss, cos we already have laws that go beyond yours 😉

    Meanwhile, do you remember the good old days when some numpties were salivating over IBAC, and dissing ICAC, good times. the Friendly dude above referred to it, and the cornered rat there is watching the Fed one steaming on at him and his ilk

    There won’t be enough popcorn in the world for that one 😉

  78. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 25, 2021 6:57 pm

    You expressed a view about the position of the opposition
    Do you routinely comment about things you’re not interested in, about which you know nothing?
    **hint, the answer is “yes”

  79. Tom R permalink
    November 25, 2021 7:02 pm

    about which you know nothing?

    Their behaviour has been on full display since the pandemic began, their stance has consistently been the opposite of whatever the Andrews Government does

    Picking over morsels is waste of ones time

    Meanwhile, you still refuse to apologise
    You still refuse to provide a link
    And you still refuse to comment about blatant corruption in our Federal Government

  80. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    November 25, 2021 7:44 pm

    Andrews could have chosen to incorporate-
    * Appeal the the AAT or HRC regarding orders applied to an individual
    * Parliamentary oversight of application of the orders
    He chose the rule by personal decree tactics, and negotiated with 3 cross benchers.
    It has fallen apart because he didn’t bother to elevate himself above the dull political tactics

  81. Splatterbottom permalink
    November 26, 2021 9:56 am

    No Private Property Almost Killed Off the Pilgrims

    This is true. Also it is why native title’s basic design as inalienable common ownership is an impediment to the well-being and prosperity of the owners.

  82. Tom R permalink
    November 26, 2021 10:32 am

    but only private ownership reliably inspires people to conserve and protect.

    Yea, guess that’s why the mechanic has the worst car in his shop, and the gardeners lawns are the longest 😦

    “National Parks”

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