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12 February 2024, 4:33pm
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Queensland man to face court over alleged false claims during 2022 Federal Election campaign

The AFP has issued a court summons to a Queensland man for allegedly providing false information to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) during the 2022 Federal Election period.

The man, 41, is expected to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on 16 February, 2024, after he was summonsed on 30 January, 2024, as a result of an investigation launched following a referral from the AEC.

The referral raised concerns the man allegedly provided false or misleading information to the AEC in relation to the residential address of himself and family members.

The man will appear in court on four counts of knowingly providing false or misleading information, contrary to section 137.1(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

The maximum penalty for the offence is 12 months’ imprisonment.

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