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Former MP sentenced following IBAC investigation

Today in the County Court of Victoria, former Victorian MP Russell Northe was sentenced to a total of 21 months in prison for misconduct in public office, with a non-parole period of 12 months following an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
The charges were as a result of IBAC’s Operation Sturt, which investigated Mr Northe’s alleged misuse of Victorian Electoral Commission funding. 
IBAC is Victoria's independent anti-corruption commission, responsible for exposing and preventing public sector corruption and police misconduct. 
To report public sector corruption or police misconduct now, visit or call 1300 735 135.