Gillard flame faced prosecution
Sat August 4, 2012 11:03am
DETECTIVES investigating an alleged $400,000 union fraud in the 1990s wanted to prosecute a former boyfriend of Julia Gillard over the matter, it's been reported.
The Weekend Australian says internal police documents into a union funds scandal in the 1990s show that detectives wanted to prosecute former Australian Workers' Union boss Bruce Wilson and an associate, Ralph Blewitt, over the affair.
At the time, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who was then working as a lawyer, was in a close relationship with Mr Wilson, the paper said.
Documents from the police probe showed police regarded the duo as "crooks".
It's also reported the documents show senior AWU officials were not happy that the two men escaped criminal charges over the matter.
Ms Gillard has repeatedly denied any knowledge of any wrongdoing.