The Peter Slipper fiasco continues on in Australia. Julia Gillard’s government is in disarray, propped up by crooks, liars and dodgy bastards, and one by one they are being picked off.
Slipper was summonsed to face court next month for alleged breaches of federal criminal laws, further destabilising Julia Gillard’s minority government in an election year.
The police statement said it was ”in relation to three offences of dishonestly causing a risk of a loss to the Commonwealth”.
The Queensland MP is due to appear in the Canberra Magistrates Court on February 15, where he can expect to be formally charged.
The Australian Federal Police have not confirmed what the summons is about, but court documents show that they relate to Mr Slipper’s alleged misuse of travel entitlements. The alleged offences carry a maximum five-year jail term.
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