Former top Victorian Liberal Party director Damien Mantach has been charged with stealing more than $1.5 million from the party coffers.
Mr Mantach was charged by Fraud and Extortion Squad detectives this morning.
Police said a man from Ocean Grove was charged with 44 counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception totalling approximately $1.5 million.
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The 42-year-old is due to appear in the Melbourne magistrates court this afternoon.
More to come.