Antoniolli appeals fraud convictions
FORMER Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli is set to appeal his 13 convictions for fraud-related offences when in office.
The matter received a brief mention in Ipswich District Court yesterday before Judge Dennis Lynch QC.
His Appeal has been listed for hearing on March 20, next year.
Following a defended hearing earlier this year, Antoniolli was found guilty and convicted of misappropriation and fraudulently using more than $10,000 of Ipswich City Council's community donation fund to buy charity items at auction.
He was sentenced in August by Magistrate Anthony Gett to six months jail, wholly suspended.
A conviction was recorded. His legal team then lodged a notice of appeal.
Antoniolli admitted buying the items while he was a councillor and mayor but pleaded not guilty on the grounds it was accepted practice within the council to use the fund to buy items at auctions.