A former federal MP Peter Shack has been convicted of stealing $100,000 from a family trust.
The Liberal member for the West Australian seat of Tangney from 1977 to 1993, had claimed during his trial that his mother-in-law agreed to lend him the money in 2004 for an investment.
He claimed his mother-in-law wanted to keep the loan a secret from her children to avoid jealousy.
However, on Friday, a jury in the Perth District Court found Shack guilty after deliberating for several hours.
He will be sentenced in April.
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