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Sat 17 Nov 2018

Shocking way trio plotted $550k scam

Shocking way trio plotted $550k scam

THE insane way a couple and a homeless man colluded to con the public out of $550,000 has been detailed in court documents as the trio face up to 10 years' jail

Barrister facing disciplinary charges offers to quit

premium_icon Barrister facing disciplinary charges offers to quit

A veteran Queensland barrister, who is facing the possibility of being struck off as he faces 11 disciplinary charges, has offered to give up practising.

Renae Lawrence’s final jail request

premium_icon Renae Lawrence’s final jail request

Bali Nine drug mule Renae Lawrence has announced she will be making a special request to the prison before she is freed in just a matter of days.

Khmer leader who killed Aussies sentenced

Khmer leader who killed Aussies sentenced

As the United Nations sentenced Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea for his role in the Cambodian genocide, the court heard how he ordered two Australian deaths.

Secret tunnels of notorious drug lord El Chapo

Secret tunnels of notorious drug lord El Chapo

The maze of hidden passageways allegedly used by the cocaine cartel to make billions have been exposed in his New York trial.

Cocaine, cash, strip clubs: Lawyer’s alleged life of excess

premium_icon Cocaine, cash, strip clubs: Lawyer’s alleged life of excess

Lawyer Adam Magill sourced cocaine from his criminal clients, partied with them at strip clubs and sent sexually explicit texts, court documents allege.

How details of Magill case came to light

premium_icon How details of Magill case came to light

Detail of allegations against top Brisbane lawyer Adam Magill have been revealed for the first time. But it wasn’t an easy process.

'I would not let you down': Sex attack accused begs for bail

premium_icon 'I would not let you down': Sex attack accused begs for bail

ACCUSED of forcing his way into his ex-partner's car and sexually assaulting her, a Dysart man pleaded with a magistrate to free him from prison on bail.

West Mackay dad dodges jail over firearm death threat

premium_icon West Mackay dad dodges jail over firearm death threat

A FORMER gun instructor text messaged a photo of a gun to his former partner's mobile phone and threatened to kill the woman.

Miner avoids jail time after unprovoked attack on guard

premium_icon Miner avoids jail time after unprovoked attack on guard

AN ANDERGROVE miner has narrowly avoided spending time behind bars after he repeatedly punched a security guard in an unprovoked attack.

Police charge ‘Trolley man’ with string of offences

Police charge ‘Trolley man’ with string of offences

A week after becoming a national hero, homeless man Michael Rogers is due in court on a string of offences after handing himself in to police.

Rare animal skeletons stolen from Sydney uni

premium_icon Rare animal skeletons stolen from Sydney uni

Rare animal skeletons dating back to 1880 including a hippopotamus skull and a full dog skeleton have been stolen from the University of Sydney.

Sydney unit residents ‘secretly filmed’

premium_icon Sydney unit residents ‘secretly filmed’

An inner Sydney unit manager allegedly used hidden cameras to film intimate images of residents without their knowledge, with police finding more than 50 videos

Megafraud appeal: 'The plan was being hatched here'

premium_icon Megafraud appeal: 'The plan was being hatched here'

We've heard these Kleenmaid excuses before, prosecutor tells Bradley Young appeal

Mother’s hope for cold case killer to be found

premium_icon Mother’s hope for cold case killer to be found

Lesley’s naked body was found lying in a pool of blood on her bed. Now, for the first time, her grieving mother feels she’s close to getting answers.

Man stabbed in the back in public brawl

premium_icon Man stabbed in the back in public brawl

A construction worker left a man fighting for his life after stabbing him in the back and neck during a violent brawl after a professional boxing match.

Supervised high-risk crims banned from leaving NSW

premium_icon Supervised high-risk crims banned from leaving NSW

Dangerous criminals who are released from jail on supervision orders will be banned from leaving the state, closing a bizarre loophole.

Gun thief: ‘I stole because I was hungry’

premium_icon Gun thief: ‘I stole because I was hungry’

A magistrate has dismissed a burglar’s excuse for stealing guns as “laughable”.

Drug dealing nurse caught out by text messages

premium_icon Drug dealing nurse caught out by text messages

A NURSE who moonlighted as a drug dealer has avoided actual time behind bars after being busted supplying marijuana and methamphetamine.

Nurse stole patient's prescription pills from locked drawer

premium_icon Nurse stole patient's prescription pills from locked drawer

A NURSE stole her patients medication from a locked bedside drawer in her Rockhampton Hospital room and was busted drug driving three times in four months.

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