A couple's fraud is oncovered Melbourne
Josie Gonzalez, was a qualified lawyer, who once worked for a prestigious company in Melbourne, but is now in jail for catching $ 17.4 million in fraud. Together with her 51-year-old husband-lawyer Alvaro Gonzalez, she developed a scheme to deceive her employer in an insurance company, using fake invoices to pay for legal services, including for lawyers who had never heard of the business. Between March 2011 and June 2013, she sent more than 428 false accounts to Dale Australia from Jaag Lawyers, a company named after herself.
But the judge Paul Lacava said that today the company has neither offices nor customers. The couple pleaded no guilty to 14 charges of financial gain by fraud, but was convicted by the jury earlier this year.
The jury would never agree with their defense that the bill was $ 17.4 million. The United States targeted the actual legal services provided by such associates in just two years. He did not say that there was no regret for their insult, and despite the fact that the money was fully repaid, they did not apologize. He ordered her to spend at least seven years in a nine-year and six-month prison term. Alvaro Gonzalez will be eligible for parole after five years of his seven and a half years. Judge Lacava said the punishment included some mercy for the sake of their two little daughters, who would grow up with both parents.
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For almost two hours, Malaysian Airlines passengers from Melbourne to Sri Lanka thought they would die because Manodh Marks was threatening to blow up a plane. Actually, he had no real bomb, only some devices with flashing blue lights. The plane landed within 15 minutes, but it took 40 minutes for security to arrive, and passengers had to stay on board for almost 90 minutes.
A 25-year-old man was imprisoned last year for up to 12 years, and he's going to serve at least nine years before deportation to his hometown of Colombo after pleading guilty to trying to seize or control the plane. But now he hopes that this offer will be canceled so that he can return immediately. His lawyer doesn't agree, that it is possible that Marks will be sentenced again without imprisonment. Marks had just been released from the psychiatric ward before he boarded the plane and made a terrible decision.
Marks took drugs before boarding the plane, but he had already had residual psychiatric symptoms. According to the lawyer, a sentence without imprisonment does not completely go beyond the range that was available to Country Court Judge Michael McInerney. Three judges review the appeal and agree with the prosecution but it isn't a final yet.
45-year-old Andrew John Tanner, a husband, a father and a constable of the Victoria Police, was convicted on five charges, including harassment and sexual involvement. His weird behavior made his neighbor to build a tall fence between their yards. Tanner could stand on the board of posessions naked.
His victim, who does not want to be identified, was afraid to report about the harassment, because Tanner was a policeman and thought, nobody would believe her. In 2018, Taskforce Salus launched an investigation into Tanner’s behavior by installing surveillance cameras in the victim’s house. As soon as the cameras were installed, they captured his actions. Despite obvious guilt, the constable retains his innocence, claiming that he thought he had received the consent of the victim.
The victim had to move our of her house, because she was afraid, her children could face Tanner as well. Now he doesn't work and receives remuneration. He will probably lose his job.
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Geelong's business selling the black tobacco market has been uncovered. It claimed it had worked as a hairdresser's. Within an hour ACA cameras captured at least a dozen shoppers who bought things, which were believed to be illegal cigarettes and tobacco. This is the part of the black market "Chop Chop", which trades all around the country. One of the workers turned to A Current Affair, realizing, it was the illegal business. Complex tobacco import operations do not go unnoticed.
Over the past fiscal year, Australian Border Force produced more than 285,000 detections of illegal tobacco,worth more than $ 670 million. Illegal tobacco is readily available and sold under the counter in shops across the country. Hotspots across Australia are in Adelaide, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Cairns, according to KPMG report.
The Victorian teacher Kathryn Joy Woods was accused in molesting a person under 16 by the Court. Her lawyer, Colin Mandy S.S., told the Court of Appeal today that her acquittal on 12 related charges showed that the jury must have doubted the veracity of her prosecutor. Mr Mandy said that it makes no sense for jury members to convict Woods on some charges, but not on others. He considers, if they have adequate doubts as to whether the applicant is telling the truth this doubt of his credibility should extend to other charges.
However, Attorney Jeremy McVilliams protected the guilty findings as “perfectly rational and completely logical.”
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A 17-year old boy met a regrettable accident on the morning of Thursday. The boy was killed after the crash of his car with a truck in the North-East Perth. Police have reported that the accident of two vehicles took place near Bullsbrook on the Great Northern Highway. The accident occurred near Morrisey in the morning at about 8:10 am. The 17-year old was travelling south in his silver Mitsubishi Lancer at the time of the crash.
He died at the scene of the accident. The other driver involved in the collision was a man in his 50’s who survived with minor injuries. He was driving in the opposite direction in his Nissan truck. The crash caused a blockage of the road due to the truck which lay sideways. The investigators are looking for witnesses of some footage of the accident.
Peter Wallace Hill, who was convicted and sentenced for child abuse, has been found living near a playground. Peter, who is out on parole, was located about 100m away from a public playground in South-West Perth. The driver instructor was sentenced for four years, however, came out earlier this year after serving just two years of his jail term.
He was sentenced for sexual penetration of a 13-year-old boy along with his lover David Linder. Linder invited Hill to assault the kid who he was assaulting for months. Father of the victim had pleaded with the review board for prisoners not to release the abuser of his son. The discovery of Hill’s location has generated a feeling of anger in the residents. It also sent shockwaves in the parliament of state.