19 Jan 2013

Ex MP convicted of stealing from family trust

9:04 am on 19 January 2013

A former federal MP has been convicted in Perth of stealing $A100,000 from a family trust.

Peter Shack, who held the seat of Tangney in West Australia from 1977 - 1993, claimed during his trial that his mother-in-law agreed to lend him the money in 2004 for an investment.

He claimed his mother-in-law wanted to keep the loan a secret from her children to avoid jealousy.

However, after deliberating for several hours, a jury in Perth District Court on Friday found Shack guilty. AAP reports he will be sentenced in April.