Former MP in court

| 29.06,09. 04:54 AM |

Former MP in court


June 29, 2009 02:30am

FORMER Queensland minister Gordon Nuttall's corruption trial begins in Brisbane's District Court today.

Mr Nuttall has pleaded not guilty to 35 charges of receiving corrupt payments totalling $300,000 from mining magnate Ken Talbot.

His trial is expected to last four weeks.

Mr Nuttall, 55, served as a minister in the health and industrial relations portfolios in then premier Peter Beattie's government before retiring from politics in 2006.

Both current premier Anna Bligh and Mr Beattie are expected to give evidence.

Ms Bligh is expected to give evidence tomorrow, while it is understood Mr Beattie will give his evidence by videolink from the United States on Wednesday or Thursday.

Mr Talbot has pleaded not guilty (not guilty) to charges of making corrupt payments totalling $300,000 between 2002 and 2005.


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