Jackson still awaiting Vic legal funding

The theft and fraud case against former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson is crawling along slowly and she may not face any trial for another year or more.

It’s been nine months since Jackson was committed to stand trial charged with misappropriating nearly $500,000 from the union to pay for personal flights, hotels and other items between 2003 and 2011.

But she is still waiting to secure Legal Aid funding for her upcoming court battle, and meanwhile prosecution and defence lawyers disagree on whether Jackson should face one trial or two separate trials on 166 charges, the County Court heard on Wednesday.

© AAP 2018


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