Articles by Ugur Nedim

The Offence of Fraud in New South Wales


A 43-year old tour operator from Illawarra has been sentenced in Downing Centre Local Court after pleading guilty to five counts of fraud under section 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Tony Petrovski admitted making 82 unauthorised transactions totalling $429,318 from the business account of his employer Imperial China Tours between March 2011 and ...

What is Grievous Bodily Harm in Criminal Law?


17-year old Brae Lewis and his 15-year old girlfriend, Kyesha Finemore, had a tumultuous relationship involving frequent arguments and even physical violence. But on a fateful day in May 2016, the level of violence went to a whole other level. During an argument, Brae doused his partner with petrol before “flicking” a lighter which caused ...

Man Calls Police Over Maccas Mix-Up


53-year old Leslie McDonagh says he suffers from a “severe allergy” to onions. So the Englishman was less than impressed when the Big Mac he ordered from a McDonald’s store in Manchester one Friday night came with onions after he specifically told staff the vegetable would make him sick. Mr McDonagh, who had consumed several ...

Police Can Now Issue On-the-Spot Fines for Drug Possession


Since 25th January 2019, NSW Police Officers have been empowered to issue on-the-spot fines for certain drug possession offences. Those who are issued with a fine will avoid a criminal conviction if they decide to pay, rather than contest it in court. The NSW Government claims the move is designed to make festivals safer and ...

NSW Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sharing Arrested Woman’s Intimate Images


A former NSW police officer will be sentenced next month after admitting that he illegally shared the intimate images of a woman he arrested. The incident 29-year old Steven Albee was a senior constable with the NSW Police Force stationed at Nepean Local Area command when, in April 2017, he performed a traffic stop on ...

Man Pleads Guilty After Posing as Police to Get Maccas Discount


Police officers are notorious for capitalising on freebies, none more infamous than the ‘Maccas discount’ which allows them to purchase tasty burgers, fries and other greasy goodies at rock bottom prices. And it seems the lure of cut-price fast food is irresistible to some. Guard gives it a go 43-year old Lawrence O’Dricoll Faitaua from ...

The Offence of Threatening to Distribute Intimate Images in NSW


National Rugby League (NRL) player Paul Carter has strenuously denied allegations that he leaked intimate images of former Sydney Roosters teammate Dylan Napa as part of an extortion campaign. It has been reported that Mr Napa and his lawyers met with the NRL Integrity Unit to discuss information that Carter received threats by way of ...

Are the Sentences Imposed for Sexual Offences in NSW Too Soft?


Radio shock-jocks, tabloid newspapers and even populist politicians will often claim that members of the judiciary are too soft-on crime, and on sex offenders in particular. They claim the sentences handed-down do not sufficiently reflect the criminality of the conduct, going so far as to call the state’s sentencing practices a ‘joke’. Putting aside the ...

Police Claim to Have Disrupted Drug Importation Rings


Yesterday, a 70-year old man came before Fairfield Local Court charged with commercial drug supply and participating in a criminal group after the NSW Police Force’s State Crime Command executed search warrants upon four homes across Sydney when they detected an anomaly in a shipment arriving from Peru. According to police, the searches led to ...

The Trials and Tribulations of the District Court’s Newest Judges


Seven experienced barristers, including five Senior Counsel, will become the newest judges of the NSW District Court, in February 2019. The appointments are part of the state government’s $148 million funding package which is designed to ease the pressure on the District Court, to help clear the court’s backlog in cases and reduce the length ...