Tag: Australia

Dec 17

Luke Brett Moore Acquitted Of Fraud For Withdrawing $2.18 Million Through His Bank Account

Luke Brett Moore wearing ‘Make Love Not War’ t-shirt (Facebook)

Luke Brett Moore has been acquitted on appeal of committing bank fraud for withdrawing more than $2 million* through his bank account in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Goulburn is a city of 23,000 about 120 miles southwest of Sydney. On March 11, 2010 22-year-old Luke Moore opened a “Complete Freedom” bank account at the …

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Aug 31

Roseanne Beckett Awarded $2.3 Million For 10 Years Wrongful Imprisonment After Being Framed By Police For Murder Solicitation

Roseanne Catt before her conviction in 1991. (Andrew Darby)

Roseanne Beckett was awarded $2.3 million by a judge in New South Wales, Australia for spending ten years in prison after she was wrongly convicted of soliciting the murder of her husband. Beckett was released in 2001 after completion of her sentence, and exonerated in 2005 with the dismissal of all charges based on new …

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Apr 17

Property Destruction Conviction Quashed For Gary The Goat Eating Grass

Gary the goat wearing his hat (Sydney Morning Herald)

The conviction and $462 fine for Gary the goat’s destruction of property outside of Sydney, Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art has been overturned. James Dezarnaulds is a comedian who goes by the stage name Jimbo Bazoobi as he tours Australia with his goat Gary. In August 2012 Dezarnaulds was charged with destroying property when his …

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Mar 08

Appeals Court Acquits Chris von Deutschburg of 1983 Murder That Didn’t Occur

Chris von Deutschburg (PerthNow, 2006)

The Western Australia Court of Appeals ordered on March 1, 2013 that Chris von Deutschburg’s 1983 second-degree murder conviction in Perth, Australia be set-aside and that a judgment of acquittal be entered. On June 1, 1983 von Deutschburg was 18 and half-starved from being homeless for months in Perth, the largest city in Australia’s state …

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Dec 27

Josephine Greensill Acquitted Of Indecent Assaults Allegedly Committed in 1979

Josephine Greensill after her acquittal by the Victoria Court of Appeals on November 22, 2012 and her release from prison. (Joe Armao, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Josephine Mary Greensill has been acquitted on appeal of indecently assaulting two 8-year-old boys in 1979 who were students at the school where she taught near Melbourne, Australia. She was released after 2 years and 4 months of imprisonment. In 1979 Greensill was a 28-year-old third-grade teacher at the Bayswater Primary School in Bayswater, a …

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Nov 04

Motorcyclist Spends $60,000 To Overturn Speeding Conviction

Motorcyclist Spends $60,000 To Overturn Speeding Conviction

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Oct 18

36% Of Appeals Are Granted In New South Wales

“Conviction appeals in New South Wales” by the NSW Judicial Commission

The New South Wales Judicial Commission has released a report analyzing all criminal appeals considered by New South Wales’ Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) for the seven years from 2001 through 2007. The CCA is the highest court in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state. “Conviction appeals in New South Wales” is a 344-page …

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Sep 08

Court OK’s Compensation Lawsuit By Terry Irving For 4-1/2 Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Bank Robbery

Court OK’s Compensation Lawsuit By Terry Irving For 4-1/2 Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Bank Robbery

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Aug 19

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

International Justice Conference In Perth, Western Australia

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Jun 13

New Fingerprint Technology Could Result In New Evidence For Innocent People

New Fingerprint Technology Could Result In New Evidence For Innocent People

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