Former federal MP Craig Thomson has been ordered to pay $458,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act.
Mr Thomson was handed the fine in the Federal Court this morning after being sued by the Fair Work Commission over credit card transactions charged to the Health Services Union between 2003 and 2007.
Thomson was ordered to pay the Health Services Union $231,234 compensation, $146,937 in interest and an $80,000 fine to Fair Work.
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However, he will only have to pay $80,050 of the total fine if he pays within 74 days.