Einfeld charged in speeding ticket probe

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What's a bet he receives a suspended sentence and doesn't do time. The judiciary will lose any credability that they have if they don't put him in jail.

If they do then he better get lots of soap on a rope.

Email Print Normal font Large font Kate McClymont
March 29, 2007 - 4:28PM

Former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld, QC, faces the possibility of a long prison term after being charged today with perjury, perverting the course of justice and other offences.

The high-profile lawyer was arrested by Fraud Squad detectives who have been investigating allegations that false evidence was submitted in court to avoid fines for speeding tickets.

Police said a 67-year-old Woollahra man was taken to the Sydney Police Centre this morning. He was charged with a total of 13 criminal offences, that theoretically carry a total of 154 years prison time.

Police released him on conditional bail to appear in Downing Centre Court on April 19.

As well as perjury and perverting the course of justice, he is charged with making and using false instruments - offences that relate to the presentation of statutory declarations in court.

Fraud Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Colin Dyson, announced details of the case at a news conference where he referred to Mr Einfeld not by name but only as a Woollahra man.

"It will be alleged the offences relate to four separate camera-detected traffic infringement notices,'' Mr Dyson said, adding that the offences happened over a six-year period.

Mr Einfeld has been charged with:
· Three counts of perjury, with each carrying a maximum jail term of 10 years.
· Six counts of perverting the course of justice, with each carrying a maximum jail term of 14 years.
· Two counts of making a false instrument, with each carrying a maximum jail term of 10 years.
· Two counts of using a false instrument, with each carrying a maximum jail term of 10 years.

Convicted shoplifter Angela Liati, 54, has also been charged over the Marcus Einfled matter.

Ms Laiti came forward earlier this year to claim that she may have been driving the ex-judge's car when it was photographed going through a red light.

Ms Liait has been charged with perverting the course of justice and hindering an invesitagtion.

Mr Einfeld has denied driving his car when it was photographed speeding in Mosman at 4.01pm on January 8 last year.

He first sought to avoid the $77 fine by telling a court he had lent his car that day to visiting US Professor Teresa Brennan but it was subsequently revealed that Professor Brennan had been killed in a car accident.
 

Matabele

Journey Man
What's a bet he receives a suspended sentence and doesn't do time. The judiciary will lose any credability that they have if they don't put him in jail.

At least he's in court. He wouldn't be if he was rogering little boys.
 
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