Former Labor member and Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, after a bribery investigation.
The allegations relate to alleged payments to former Premier Mike Baird’s personal lawyer and the former Liberal MP’s business associates.
Mr Bowen was previously the chief executive of the WA State Liberals, where he was responsible for the organisation’s state election campaign.
Mr Baird was appointed by Labor in 2014 and returned to the Liberal party the following year.
Mr Andrews, who was Labor’s leader at the time, was also an official with the WA Liberal Party at the same time.
The charges relate to $2.7 million worth of gifts and payments made by Mr Bowen to Mr Baird’s family and other individuals over a two-year period.
The gifts and the payments relate to Mr Bowen’s role as WA’s state Liberal Party executive.
The Federal Court in Melbourne on Friday found Mr Bowen guilty of one count of corrupt conduct and one count each of bribery, breach of confidence and corrupt conduct.
He was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years’ jail.
Mr Edwards, who also played a role in the WA Liberals’ election campaign in 2014, is also charged with one count and two counts of bribery.
The two former Liberal MPs are due to appear in court again on Monday.