Earlier in the year we saw a WA parliamentary committee unpack claims by WA member of parliament Barry Urban regarding his supposed entitlement to military honours and academic credentials.
SMH today reports that WA Police have charged Urban
with 12 offences after an investigation by the Major Fraud Squad. ... The maximum sentence he is facing is seven years in prison.
Darling Range MP Barry Urban quit parliament in May after a damning privileges committee report.
Police said he had been charged with five counts of utter a forged document, one count of attempted fraud and one count of forge a record.
He is also facing five counts of giving false evidence before a parliamentary committee.
"The five counts of utter a forged document, and one count each of attempted fraud and forge a record relate to materials and information that the man allegedly provided during applications involving WA Police Force," WA Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said.