HE ripped off lowly-paid health services workers, fraudulently using union funds to satisfy his cravings for prostitutes and porn.
He then lied to the nation — under parliamentary privilege — falsely claiming the charges against him were the work of vicious enemies out to cause his downfall.
But the sum total of disgraced former Labor MP Craig Thomson’s dirty deeds and deceit added up to just three months in jail yesterday — of which he served just two hours in the lock-up before being granted bail ahead of an appeal.
Thomson, 49, was given a 12-month prison sentence, but nine-months was suspended over two years.
That’s a light sentence, especially compared to what Taito Philip Field got.