Former union boss charged over $4,250 insurance fraud

Former union boss charged over $4,250 insurance fraud | Insurance Business

Former union boss charged over $4,250 insurance fraud
A former unionist and Labour powerbroker has been accused of committing insurance fraud, in addition to corruption charges arising from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
 
Dave Hanna, former secretary of the Builders Labourers Federation and ex-president of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has been charged for dishonestly obtaining $4,250 from Youi Insurance in between November 28 and December 02 2015, AAP reported.
 
According to The Australian, the charge was related to a fraudulent insurance claim for a family car.
 
The 52-year old Hanna has also been charged of corruptly receiving $400,000 in free work from two executives of development giant Mirvac for the construction of his luxury suburban Brisbane home.

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Hanna and Mirvac ex-directors Adam Moore, 53, and Matthew McAllum, 41, are each facing seven corruption charges for either giving or receiving secret commissions in the form of construction work for Hanna’s Brisbane home between December 2012 and November 2013, the reports said.
 
The construction work, which included electrics, bricklaying, plumbing, painting, interior design, and tiling, was allegedly done by Moore and McAllum to gain Hanna’s favour. He was said to have held “substantial power and influence” over union involvement in construction sites in the state, according to The Australian.
 
The corruption charges were mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court last week. The lawyers for the three defendants have indicated that Hanna, Moore, and McAllum will fight the charges.
 

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