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Ex-MP Driscoll has long wait for sentence

AAP logoAAP 25/11/2016

Disgraced former Queensland MP Scott Driscoll has a three-month wait to find out whether he'll go to jail over fraud offences.

The member for Redcliffe in the Newman government, Driscoll on Friday pleaded guilty to 15 charges - three days before he was due to stand trial in the Brisbane District Court.

The 41-year-old admitted to soliciting thousands of dollars in secret commissions and falsifying records during his term as a Liberal National Party MP.

He was released on bail and is due to be sentenced next year on March 6.

Driscoll resigned in disgrace from state parliament in November 2013 for misleading the House about his financial interests and his role in the Queensland Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Association (QRTSA).

A year later Driscoll was charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission for soliciting secret commissions worth at least $400,000 on behalf of the QRTSA from Wesfarmers and Woolworths in October 2012 while he was in office.

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