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Donald Trump May Face Criminal Charges

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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,...

The Offence of Dishonestly Obtaining a Benefit By Deception in NSW

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Australian singer Guy Sebastian’s former manager has been charged with fraud, after allegedly dishonestly obtaining $1.15 million that should have been paid to the singer. Titus Day was recently arrested and charged with 61 counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage...

Man Sent to Prison For Defrauding Desperate Farmers

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In the midst of the crippling drought affecting many parts of the nation, scammers have been preying on the vulnerability of who are desperate to feed their livestock. And recently, a man from Parkes was sent to prison for his...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. 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...

Woman Sent to Prison after Spending Unexpected Windfall

Brisbane woman Wendy Baulch has been sentenced to three months in prison followed by a fifteen month suspended sentence, after spending money which was deposited into her bank account by mistake. The fifty-four year old mother-of-four pleaded guilty to one...

Pair Accused of Stealing Dying Woman’s Handbag

Police on the Central Coast of NSW have described the alleged act of stealing a handbag from a critically wounded woman as she lay trapped in a car crash as ‘disgusting’. Jason Hall and Silvia Schreuder have appeared at Gosford...

Bank Error in Your Favour: Go to Jail or Collect $4.6 Million?

In the game of Monopoly, one of the Community Chest cards says: “Bank Error in Your Favour, Collect $200.” But, unfortunately, life is not always like Monopoly, as Sydney woman Christine Lee found out this week when she was arrested...

Judge Refers to Defendant as ‘Mr Guilty’

‘Freudian slips’ happen to all of us from time to time. Unfortunately, judges are also prone to slip-ups - even when giving crucial instructions to jurors when a defendant’s future is on the line. Indeed, there are several instances of...

Belle Gibson – Why hasn’t she been charged?

Last Sunday night, viewers from around Australia watched reporter Tara Brown interviewing Belle Gibson on Channel Nine’s 60 minutes program. Belle Gibson, whose real name is Annabelle Natalie Gibson, created an online persona whereby she portrayed herself as a survivor...

Penalties for Fraud and Deception Offences: Recent Case Studies

Deception offences cover a broad range of criminal offences that can be committed against the Commonwealth or against individuals. Penalties for deception offences can vary considerably, depending on a number of different factors. Deception and fraud are two offences that...
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