Labor MP attacked over credit card use
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By Jeremy Thompson

Updated June 15, 2011 15:25:00

The allegations of credit card misuse against former union official Craig Thomson were first made by Fairfax newspapers. (AAP: Dean Lewins, file photo)

Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson has launched an extraordinary attack on Labor backbencher Craig Thomson, alleging misuse of a union credit card including payments to brothels.

Speaking under parliamentary privilege, Senator Ronaldson spoke of allegations of fraud and electoral misconduct when Mr Thomson was an official with the Health Services Union (HSU).

“Mr Thomson is not fit to be a member of Parliament an…………… continues on ABC Online
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Last week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel took away his access to city credit cards, cars and the police officers assigned to drive them. On Tuesday, Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan announced his resignation following allegations of some shady credit card use on the city’s dime.

Jordan and his department was the subject of a Better Government Association (BGA)/FOX Chicago investigation that uncovered widespread city worker misuse of credit cards, which were allegedly used for pricey dinners at upscale restaurants, gift cards, flowers, red light camera tickets and a suite at the United Center.

In his resignation letter, Jordan wrote that “this [credit card] issue has become an impediment to my ability to steer this $ 1 billion a year organization [and] … over the past two weeks questions about the propriety of credit card use have overshadow…………… continues on Huffington Post
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