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Sydney Lawyer Struck Off for Stealing Client Funds

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim A Sydney solicitor has been ‘struck off’ after the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) found he grossly overcharged, misled and stole money from clients. Professional misconduct Last week, 86-year old Bruce Hocking was removed...

Government to Deport Alleged Apex Gang Members

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
According to Victoria police, a good way to deal with the state’s crime problem is to deport young adult gang members. A parliamentary body is also considering whether those under the age of 18 can also be turfed out of...

Fire Fighters Targeted by Thieves While Putting Their Lives at Risk

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim. Mangoola Rural Fire Brigade worked tirelessly last week to protect the Hunter Community from several large blazes. The volunteers selflessly put themselves between raging fires and property in an attempt to keep people, livestock...

One Nation Senator Referred to High Court

by Paul Gregoire
Australian attorney-general George Brandis announced on Wednesday that the Coalition plans to refer One Nation senator Rod Culleton to a High Court probe on Monday. The investigation will consider whether the Western Australian senator was eligible to be elected to...

Beware: Supermarket Giants Are Cracking Down on Shoplifting

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Fed up with shoppers stealing from its self-serve checkouts, supermarket giant Coles is considering the introduction of new technology to tackle shoplifting. The proposed new scanning machines will use advanced recognition software to identify specific fruits at vegetables by their...

The Profile of a Shoplifter

by Zeb Holmes
There has been a great deal of media attention on the recent rise in supermarket shoplifting, with this form of larceny being made easier by the advent of self-serve checkouts. ANU criminologist Emmeline Taylor says anonymous surveys suggest that up...

Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Crime and youth experts have attended a Victoria Police Summit aimed at addressing issue of youth violence. The Summit was held in response to a spike in property and violent crimes – including car jackings, burglaries and larceny offences –...

Criminal Conviction a Problem for One Nation Senator

by Ugur Nedim
This week started with drama for newly elected Western Australian senator, Rodney Culleton, when he was arrested on Monday by Armidale police. The story so far… There has been an outstanding warrant for the Senator’s arrest for several months, issued...

KickAss Torrents Kicked Out of the Market

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The man behind a popular file-sharing site is the subject of criminal charges in the US for copyright infringement and money laundering. 30-year-old Ukrainian, Artem Vaulin, is alleged to be the mastermind behind Kickass Torrents or ‘KAT’. Vaulin has been...

Shoplifting: Easier to Commit and Justify than Ever Before

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Criminologists are concerned that self-service checkouts are gradually normalising the act of shoplifting. Easier to Steal Professor Larry Neale from Queensland University of Technology’s business school believes the absence of humans at every checkout makes the act of stealing easier...
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