Disgraced MP's wife to stand trial for fraud and perjury

THE wife of disgraced former Queensland MP Scott Driscoll, Emma Jane Driscoll, will stand trial accused of perjury and fraud.

Mrs Driscoll is charged with 10 counts of making false entries in records, three counts of perjury and three counts of knowingly giving an official a document that was false or misleading.

She did not enter a plea when the case was committed on Thursday to the Brisbane District Court.

Mrs Driscoll's lawyer had conceded a prima facie case against her.  

Her husband, Scott Driscoll, sensationally quit politics last year following a parliamentary ethics committee recommendation he be fined and expelled for deliberately misleading State Parliament after he failed to declare his interests and those of his wife.

He would have become the first Queensland MP in history to have been expelled had he not resigned.

Mr Driscoll faced his former colleagues on a dramatic final sitting day of State Parliament last year to answer 49 charges of contempt.

His former parliamentary colleagues imposed full sanctions against him and hit him with a $90,000 fine.

It is understood he is still the subject of ongoing investigations.



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