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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Lawyers to appear in court following CCC investigation — 12.01.2015
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Lawyers to appear in court following CCC investigation — 12.01.2015

Lawyers to appear in court following CCC investigation — 12.01.2015

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has today issued two men with Notices to Appear in court following a two-year investigation by the CCC’s organised crime investigation team.

The CCC will allege that in their roles as legal practitioners, the men helped clients of a criminal law practice to deal with their money in a way that was intended to obstruct criminal confiscation proceedings.

The CCC today issued a 45-year-old Potts Point (NSW) man with a Notice to Appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 16 February 2015 on the following charges:

  • 2 x Attempting to pervert the course of justice, namely criminal confiscation action, contrary to section 140 of the Queensland Criminal Code
  • 4 x Structuring, contrary to section 142 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Commonwealth)

Financial institutions are required by law to report any cash transaction of $10,000 or more to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). The offence of structuring involves banking cash sums of $10,000 or more in smaller amounts to avoid the transaction being reported to AUSTRAC.

The CCC today separately issued a 34-year-old Broadbeach Waters man with a Notice to Appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 16 February 2015 on the following charges:

  • 1 x Attempting to pervert the course of justice, namely criminal confiscation action, contrary to section 140 of the Queensland Criminal Code
  • 1 x Structuring, contrary to section 142 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Commonwealth)

As these matters are now before the courts, the CCC will make no further comment.

Last updated: 12 January 2015
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