Liberal MP’s shock 2am resignation while facing Icac charges plunges SA into minority government

Liberal MP’s shock 2am resignation while facing Icac charges plunges SA into minority government

The Guardian

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Blaming ‘inexperience’, Fraser Ellis becomes state party’s fifth politician to fall to expenses scandal

The South Australian government has been rocked by a Liberal MP’s shock resignation in the early hours of Friday when he announced he was being charged by the state’s anti-corruption body.

The office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption confirmed on Friday it had formally charged Fraser Ellis, the member for Narungga, with 23 counts of deception, relating to 78 fraudulent claims over the alleged misuse of a travel allowance totalling more than $18,000.

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