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January 28, 2020
Man pleads guilty over HIV infection

A man accused of infecting his gay ex-lover with HIV in Sydney six years ago has pleaded guilty to recklessly causing grievous bodily harm. Martin Jaksic, 30, has been undergoing medical treatment in Melbourne and entered his guilty plea during a brief appearance at Sydney's Downing Centre District Court on Wednesday. In January 2016, nearly […]

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December 20, 2019
Cocaine syndicate: how the alleged gang bungled five attempted imports

As night fell on Christmas Day, a small dinghy motored into tiny Parsley Bay near Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River. Fisherman and one-time brothel proprietor Simon Spero, 56, was the only person on board but he allegedly carried a precious cargo: 500 kilograms of cocaine. As he pulled into the boat ramp, fisherman and father-of-four […]

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December 20, 2019
From wrong GPS coordinates to a captain who abandoned ship: How the suspects in Australia's biggest cocaine bust bungled it FIVE TIMES while under police surveillance

Police seized a record amount of cocaine after busting a Sydney drug syndicate The men allegedly tried to bring drugs into Australia from Chile on five occasions Fijian police seized a heroin shipment and 606kg of cocaine was found in Tahiti The men botched two other shipments before police dismantled the ring  A drug syndicate that […]

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December 20, 2019
Wife says husband who attacked her and lover with tyre lever is ‘not violent’

THE husband who brutally attacked his wife and her lover with a tyre lever is not violent and remains a close friend, his spouse said today. Robert Andrew Mann, 30, was yesterday sentenced to 12 months in jail for his vicious assault on Jaimi-Lee Atkinson, 26, and her then-boyfriend Jeremy Sampson. He had tracked them […]

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December 20, 2019
Heavily tattooed Rebels bikie, 32, who was extradited after two secret ice labs were found faces court charged with making and supplying meth

A Rebels bike was arrested as he left a South Australian gym on Wednesday   John Tozer was arrested by police after two ice drug labs were found by police He was escorted to the Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged   Tozer was refused bail and will appear in the Penrith Local Court on […]

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December 20, 2019
Sydney University student fronts court after being caught turning his flat into a meth lab

A THIRD-YEAR chemistry student at Sydney University turned his inner-west flat into a drug lab using equipment stolen from the university. When he wasn't in class studying for a pharmacology and chemistry degree, Andrew James Tague was busy making methamphetamine and other drugs in his one-bedroom flat using glassware stolen from the university, Sydney District […]

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December 20, 2019
Who can it be now?

He claimed to be an ex-special forces, Mandarin-speaking Aborigine being hunted by the CIA. He was actually a brazen conman with a string of victims in his wake. Just after dark one night in June 2009, a small crowd gathered in Lane Cove, on Sydney's north shore, for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Kanyini. […]

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December 20, 2019
Bucks' night death haunts family and friends

When childhood buddies reunited in Sydney for a mate's wedding, tragedy ensued. The widow of the dead man says charges of manslaughter help no one. GREG Wood's widow, Kirsten, does not hold anyone accountable for her husband's sudden death following a drug and alcohol-fuelled bucks' party in 2009. She says his family also wish the […]

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December 20, 2019
Mate's despair after caving in to friend's heroin urge on bucks' night

A man who caved in to his best friend's request to take heroin with him during a drunken bucks' party only to watch him die from an overdose says he believes the man would still be alive "if I'd been a better friend". Daniel Gray broke down in court as he recalled the January 2009 […]

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December 20, 2019
Police smash cocaine ring in Christmas Day raids

A former rugby league first grade player, a Bondi entrepreneur and several fishermen are among 15 men arrested on Christmas Day in a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring bust. Police will allege the syndicate imported more than a tonne of cocaine via NSW ports and included experienced fisherman, marine workers and company owners. Australian Federal Police Acting […]

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December 20, 2019
NATIONALNSW Buck's party drug death: man walks free after best mate died from heroin injection

A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter over the death of his best mate after they injected each other with heroin during a wild buck's party will not spend a day in jail for the offence, with a judge saying he had acted out of a "misplaced sense of loyalty and mateship". After a long […]

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December 20, 2019
Three Additional Defendants Indicted In Multimillion-Dollar Text Messaging Consumer Fraud Scheme

Executive Vice President at Mobile Aggregation Company and Heads of Two Content Providers Participated in Scheme to Bill Consumers for Fraudulent Text-Messaging Charges Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the unsealing of a superseding indictment (the “Indictment”) charging three additional defendants, FRASER THOMPSON, EUGENI TSVETNENKO, a/k/a […]

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December 20, 2019
Net is closing in on party animal Zhenya Tsvetnenko

Accused phone tycoon Zhenya Tsvetnenko may have raked in as much as $US20 million in just two years through the alleged text-messaging scam that has landed him in custody and facing the prospect of extradition to the US to face trial. As revealed at the weekend, multimillionaire Mr Tsvetnenko has been languishing in prison since […]

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December 20, 2019
Michael Pearse: Australian accused of multi-million dollar SMS fraud vows to fight extradition to US

An Australian man wanted by the FBI over a multi-million-dollar text messaging fraud has denied the allegations and vowed to fight any attempts to extradite him to the United States. Michael Pearse was charged along with another Australian man, Yongchao 'Kevin' Liu, over the alleged scam, which centred on billing unsuspecting mobile phone customers for […]

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December 16, 2019
Judge promises David Hogg sentence at June hearing

A CLINICAL psychologist told a Sydney court on Friday that Lifestyle Solutions founder David Hogg was anxious and depressed about the prospect of going to jail. In a sentencing hearing at Downing Centre District Court before Judge Antony Townsend, clinical psychologist Sam Borenstein said Mr Hogg had been “coping well . . . until his world […]

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December 16, 2019
I know what I've done is stupid': Sydney GP Brian Crickitt tells police he lied after death of his wife

Hours after he allegedly murdered his wife, Sydney GP Brian Crickitt sat in a grey interview room with police where he cried, laughed and at one point, lied. Dr Crickitt told police that on the night of his wife’s death the pair had squabbled in bed about 1am on New Year’s Day, 2010. “The last […]

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December 16, 2019
Blackman's daughter uncovers signature work that isn't

THE family of the renowned artist Charles Blackman have called in police because they say the painter was asked to sign two works - sold at auction for almost $120,000 - that are not his. The 84-year-old artist suffers a memory disorder linked to years of heavy drinking and his family say he could not […]

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December 16, 2019
Lifestyle Solutions founder David Hogg is ‘guilty’, says jury

LIFESTYLE Solutions founder David Benedict Hogg has been found guilty of a single count of sexual intercourse without consent at his District Court trial in Sydney. He remains on bail until April but Judge Antony Townsend said it was likely Mr Hogg was facing a custodial sentence. There were audible gasps in the rear, glassed-off […]

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December 16, 2019
‘Busybody’ insult ends in $120k payout

A Sydney woman is $120,000 poorer after losing a defamation case brought by one of her neighbours over an email she sent to other residents of their apartment building accusing him of being “cowardly”. Patricia Murray was ordered by the NSW District Court earlier this week to pay her former neighbour Gary Raynor $90,000 in […]

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December 16, 2019
Sydney Man Sentenced For Grooming Child in Philippines Via Viber

Father, 43, who messaged a 14-year-old Filipino girl on Christmas Day asking if she was a virgin avoids jail after admitting to grooming the child Jeremy Lysaght, 43, was sentenced at Downing Centre District Court on Friday He pleaded guilty to grooming a 14-year-old girl in the Philippines in 2015  Court heard he had no recollection […]

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December 16, 2019
Jeremy Lysaght leaves court

Dec 12, 2017. Jeremy Paul Lysaght (left), 43, leaves Sydney's Downing Centre District Court with his barrister Peter Naughtin on Tuesday. Lysaght pleaded guilty in May to using a carriage service to groom an underage Filipino girl online for sex, for three months from Christmas Day in 2015, and is due to be sentenced in […]

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December 16, 2019
High Court undecided on freedom of political communication

MARK COLVIN: Australia's High Court has split right down the middle in deciding whether a case against a man accused of sending hate mail to the families of dead Australian soldiers should stand. Because of the even split, a lower court's decision is unchanged and the appeal has been dismissed. What this means is Man […]

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December 16, 2019
Woman ordered to pay neighbour $120K for suggesting he was a ‘busybody’

A Manly woman has been ordered to pay a former neighbour $120,000 for suggesting he was a “busybody” during an email dispute about unlocked mailboxes in an apartment complex. Gary Raynor was awarded $90,000 in damages and $30,000 in aggravated damages after a NSW District Court judge found he was defamed by former neighbour Patricia […]

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December 16, 2019
Charges against Christine Lee for $4.6 million Westpac overdraft dropped

The lawyer for a former Sydney University student who bought $4.6 million worth of designer handbags and shoes following a banking error said she was "very relieved" all criminal charges against her had been dropped. Christine Jia Xin Lee was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of […]

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December 16, 2019
Sydney siege inquest builds picture of Man Haron Monis' 'bizarre, delusional' world

An exhaustive coronial inquiry into the Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney began by looking into the bizarre, delusional world of Man Haron Monis and putting together a picture of the man who came to the attention of State and Federal authorities but wasn't thwarted by either. Following is the Story Transcript as seen on the […]

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December 16, 2019
Neighbour’s $120,000 defamation payout overturned

A Manly apartment building tenant has won her appeal against paying $120,000 in defamation damages to a fellow resident after a feud over letterboxes. A Manly apartment building tenant has won her appeal against paying $120,000 in defamation damages to a fellow resident who claimed her email implied he was a “small-minded busybody”. Gary Raynor, […]

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Hugo Aston

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