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Fraud Charges

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Loses Appeal Against Finding of Deceptive Conduct

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney-based criminal defence lawyer with ties to conman Peter Foster has lost her appeal against a decision made by the Supreme Court that both she and Mr Foster engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a fraudulent...

Donald Trump May Face Criminal Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former United States President Donald Trump is currently defending 29 civil lawsuits, and he’s also the subject of multiple criminal investigations, including one into whether he personally, along with the Trump Organisation, committed various offences of fraud – including bank,...

Sydney Solicitor Sent to Prison for Stealing from Clients

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 64-year old former Sydney solicitor who pleaded guilty to 10 fraud charges, and his 63-year old wife who pleaded guilty to two charges of dealing with the proceeds of crime, have been sentenced in Downing Centre District Court. Former...

Operating a Financial Services Business Without a Licence in Australia

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales Police believe that missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick is still alive, despite the fact she has not been seen since she disappeared without a trace on 12 November 2020. Ms Caddick did not take her mobile phone,...

The Offence of Fraud in NSW: Law, Defences, Penalties and Sentencing Considerations

by Ugur Nedim
A 58-year old former employee of a sports club in Southern New South Wales has been charged with fraud after allegedly obtaining more than $1.1 million dishonestly and by a deception between December 2020 and January 2021. It has been...

What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...

The Netflix Access Scam: How Did the Mastermind Do it?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A Sydney IT professional is facing prison time after pleading guilty to criminal charges involving a scam that made him almost a million dollars over a three-year period. Software developer Evan McMahon’s sophisticated scheme was originally uncovered by the FBI,...

NSW Premier’s Office Accused of Corruption

by Sonia Hickey
The potentially unlawful shredding of documents relating to $252 million in grants could finally be the nail in the coffin of New South Wales’ Premier Gladys Berejiklian, The story so far A NSW Parliamentary Committee investigating the $252 million Stronger...

Beware of COVID-19 Scams

by Sonia Hickey
Aussies have been defrauded of millions of dollars since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, with Scamwatch reporting a significant escalation in scam operations over the past few months, including phishing for personal information, online shopping, and superannuation scams. According...

Dishonestly Using Position as a Company Director in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Controversial Australian politician Clive Palmer faces a potential prison sentence after being accused of fraud and corporate misconduct. Mr Palmer was charged following an investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The investigation included a review of his...
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