Category: Fraud Charges

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers


Being charged with a criminal offence can be nerve-wracking. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious as commercial drug supply, complex ...

Salim Mehajer Accused of Staging Fake Car Crash


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim 31-year old former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to commit insurance fraud for allegedly staging a car crash to avoid a court hearing. Assault hearing Mr Mehajer was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after allegedly throwing ...

Sydney Lawyer Struck Off for Defrauding Elderly Client


Sydney lawyer Victor Berger has been removed from the roll of legal practitioners after over-charging an elderly client $137,543. The solicitor made regular phone calls to the frail woman in her nineties, checking on her health, her relationship with her children, and her housework. Then in 2012, some months before the woman died, the lawyer ...

Criminal Lawyer’s Prison Sentence Confirmed on Appeal


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Criminal defence lawyer Stephen Stubbs has lost his appeal for fraud convictions and will spend time in prison. The offences An ACT Supreme Court jury found 64-year old Stubbs guilty last year of 14 counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception in the course of doing legal work for 19-year old ...

CBA Senior Financial Planner Avoids Prison for Fraud


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim “It was not a momentary lapse of judgment. It involved 18 clients and it breached his employer’s trust and the clients’ trust”, Queensland magistrate Cathy McLennan remarked when sentencing former CBA senior financial planner Ricky Gillespie for fraud. “It really does require a sentence to be imposed that will ...

Fraud Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Overdrew $4.6 Million


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Fraud charges against a former Sydney University student who spent $4.6 million dollars after a Westpac banking error have been dropped. Christine Lee was charged with ‘dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception’ and ‘knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime’ last year after going on a multi-million-dollar spending spree. ...

There’s a Resounding Silence Over the Paradise Papers Revelations


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The largest leak of financial information in history was made globally last week and the reaction has been lacklustre. The 13.4 million files that make up the Paradise Papers uncover the financial dealings of the ultra-rich and major corporations in offshore tax havens. Most of the documents were derived ...

Top 5 Countries Where Australians Get into Trouble with the Law


Australians like to travel – nearly 9 million of us take overseas trips every year whether for business, family or pleasure. For most of us, the trip goes as planned and we arrive back home safely on Australian soil. But for others, it can be a very different story. Each year, the Department of Foreign ...

Serco-Run Facilities: Fraud, Failures and Fatal Errors


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Australian governments pay the Serco group tens of millions of dollars every year to manage sensitive public services such as correctional and detention centres, and a range of defence contracts. The UK-based company is even making a bid to run our public housing. However, Serco has come under fire in recent ...

Criminal Lawyers Charged with Fraud


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Criminal defence lawyer Michael Bosscher and two employees of law firm Bosscher Lawyers in Brisbane, have been charged with fraud offences after a joint investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) into suspected criminal activity in the legal profession. 48-year old Mr Bosscher, ...