Category: Fraud Charges

Prosecuting Whistleblower Richard Boyle Is Against the Public Interest


Former ATO officer Richard Boyle will stand trial before a jury in the District Court of South Australia on 66 charges – which carry a total maximum penality of 161 years behind bars – for exposing the tax office misappropriating taxpayers’ funds from their bank accounts without notice. Boyle stands beside others in this country …
General Electric

General Electric Accused of $US38 Billion Fraud


Harry Markopoulos is a private financial investigator who claims to use various mathematical techniques to determine the accuracy of statements released by companies regarding their financial positions. He is best known for making detailed written submissions to the United States Securities and Investment Commission (the SEC) in May 2000, October 2001, October 2005, June 2007 …

The Offence of Obtaining a Benefit by Deception


A former senior executive of Seven West Media, the owners of television Channel 7, was granted conditional bail on 25 July 2019 after being charged with multiple offences arising from his alleged misappropriation of $8 million in company funds. 57-year old John Fitzgerald was employed by Channel 7 in senior roles for 15 years, including …
ATO

Tax Office Attacks Client Legal Privilege


During his speech at the Law Society’s 2016 Opening of Term Dinner, NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst made clear he had identified 397 state laws that encroach upon three fundamental legal protections alone – the presumption of innocence, the right against self-incrimination and client legal privilege. He called this a “conservative estimate”. The Chief Justice …
Centrelink

Centrelink’s Flawed Robo-Debt System is Killing Our Most Vulnerable


The story of Devi Barker, one of Centrelink’s robo-debt victims has put the flawed Government automated debt-recovery system back into the spotlight. Her story is not dissimilar to thousands of other Australians in the same predicament: accused of racking up significant financial debts with the Department of Human Services, which remain accruing interest, until debtors …
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Banker Sent to Prison for Fraud


The former banker who defrauded the NAB for $640,000 over a period of four years by exploiting its ‘introducer’ scheme has been sentenced to eight months behind bars. In 2015 Andrew Matthews was celebrated by the bank for his work ethic, winning the National Australia Bank’s internal award for the best mobile banker of the …
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The Law on Making a False Declaration


Former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton has been referred to police over allegations he made a false declaration in his candidacy nomination for the upcoming federal election. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has specifically requested that police investigate whether Mr Culleton falsely declared that he was not an undischarged bankrupt when he completed the relevant …
University of Sydney

Should University Cheats Face Prison Time?


Federal education minister Dan Tehan has proposed tough new criminal laws which would see students who submit exams and assignments written by others, as well as those who receive fees to write material which they know will be submitted in the names of others, face up to 2 years behind bars. Engaging the services of …
Cruise ship

Company Director Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud


A former director of cruise ship company Cruise & Maritime Voyages has been charged with multiple fraud offences arising from allegations she transferred a total of $2.4 million from a company bank account into her personal accounts without authorisation. 62-year old Susanne Hunter is required to appear in Downing Centre Local Court for allegedly making …
NAB Offices

Former NAB Executive Charged with Fraud


Former National Australia Bank executive Rosemary Rogers has been arrested and charged for her alleged role in an alleged $40 million dollar fraud against the brank. The charges Ms Rogers, the former chief of staff to ex-NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has been charged with 56 counts of corruptly receiving a benefit as an agent and …