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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...

Politician Imprisoned for Fraud

Former Victorian Liberal State Director Damien Mantach has been imprisoned for almost three years for stealing over $1.5 million from his party. The 42-year-old pleaded guilty to 15 counts of ‘dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage’ after creating false invoices which...

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...

Wealthy Australians Could Face Tax Evasion Penalties

A number of well-off Australians could face tax evasion penalties in the near future as the ATO has pledged to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers. The ATO is threatening heavy penalties to those who are found to owe substantial...

Cases That Fall Under the Legal Definition of Fraud in NSW

Fraud offences are on the increase, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). Figures from July this year show that the crime rate for fraud has been steadily increasing over the previous two years, at a...

Recent Financial Advantage and Fraud Offences in NSW

Fraud is a serious criminal offence and one that has been on the increase in recent times according to figures from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). When it comes to fraud-related offences, the law can be confusing...

Committing Fraud by Obtaining a Financial Advantage

If you by deception or dishonestly obtain financial advantage from another person, or cause another person any financial disadvantage, you can be found guilty of the offence of fraud. The maximum penalty for this offence in NSW is 10 years’ imprisonment. While...

A guide to criminal law – reckless dishonesty and fraud charges

Fraud is broadly defined as a type of theft or larceny where someone takes money or property for their own gain, through deceptive or dishonest means. According to section 192E of the Crimes Act, a person who ‘by deception, dishonestly...
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