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Criminal charges ‘on the cards’ for WA businessman Chris Marco, court told
White Collar May 27, 2020 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accepting that criminal proceedings were “on the cards” for accused Ponzi schemer Chris Marco, a judge has ordered the appointment of receivers to his assets […]

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Atanaskovic Hartnell loses fee fight with company fleeced by Brody Clarke
Business of Law May 18, 2020 11:35 am By Miklos Bolza

Atanaskovic Hartnell has mostly come up short in a court battle for over $165,000 in legal fees, with a judge finding the law firm was […]

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Pershing pleads guilty to mishandling client funds in first criminal case of its kind
White Collar May 7, 2020 12:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian arm of global financial solutions provider Pershing faces sentencing after pleading guilty to criminal offences of mishandling client funds. Pershing Securities Australia, which […]

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ASIC actions lead to jump in criminal charges, millions in fines
ASIC April 29, 2020 9:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investigations by ASIC led to prosecutors laying 279 criminal charges in the last six months of 2019, an increase of 300 percent on the previous […]

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Sydney man faces conspiracy charge for alleged role in Plutus tax fraud
Tax April 21, 2020 1:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A 33-year-old Sydney man faces a charge of conspiring to defraud the Commonwealth for his alleged role in the Plutus Payroll fraud, a scheme that […]

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COVID-19 could push Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection April 15, 2020 1:59 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The jury trial for a criminal cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care and two employees is unlikely to start before next year due […]

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Fair trial not possible in virtual courtroom, says judge overseeing Obeid, Macdonald case
White Collar April 8, 2020 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fair trial cannot be conducted in a virtual courtroom, the judge overseeing the criminal case against former NSW Labor ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian […]

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AUSTRAC, Westpac still locked in settlement negotiations, court hears
Financial Services March 30, 2020 9:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Westpac is still locked in mediation with AUSTRAC over allegations that it committed over 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, with […]

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Coronavirus shuts down ACCC cross-examinations in landmark ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2020 10:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

For the lawyers conducting the committal hearings in the criminal cartel case over ANZ’s $2.5 billion equity raising, the Sydney Downing Centre courtroom was already […]

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Melco must produce docs to Crown Resorts inquiry, appeals court says
White Collar March 12, 2020 10:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hong Kong-based casino group Melco Resorts must hand over documents claimed to be privileged to a NSW public inquiry into James Packer’s Crown Resorts, with […]

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