Bill Potts Comments On The Patel Case

Amid discussions of whether the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions will re-try Dr Jayant Patel for manslaughter and grievous bodily harm charges, there are also families of victims awaiting the chance for fraud charges to be proceeded regarding his appointment to Bundaberg Hospital.

Bill Potts comments on whether the DPP should re-try Dr Patel. Continue reading Bill Potts Comments On The Patel Case

Increases In Fraud & Dishonesty Offences

Gold Coast Bulletin | Meilinda Siegmeier | December 13th, 2010

Doubling of dirty deeds

We are desperate and dishonest.

Almost twice the number of people have turned to dishonesty during tough economic times, leaving Gold Coast residents more likely to be ripped off than burgled.

The latest serious crime statistics released by the Director of Public Prosecutions show a 56 per cent rise in fraud offenses and a 51 per cent decline in burglaries from the 2008-09 to 2009-10 financial years. Continue reading Increases In Fraud & Dishonesty Offences

Property Deal Led To ‘Death Threats’

Allegations of underworld death threats and real estate scams on the Gold Coast’s “Millionaires Row” have been aired in court.

Resident Rod Lambert yesterday told the court that he feared for his life after alleged threats from a high-profile real estate agent and Ken Lacey.

Lambert, who lives in a beachfront mansion at Mermaid Beach, told Southport Magistrates Court he was so scared he kept a knife and baseball bat in his car and he and his teenage son had slept with knives. Continue reading Property Deal Led To ‘Death Threats’

Finks Bikie Ordered To Hand Over $50k

November 17th, 2009

FINKS bikie Sacha Kahled Nachouki has been ordered to hand over a $50,000 cash surety to the court before he was allowed bail on charges of fraud and extortion.

The 37-year-old Paradise Point man is facing charges of extortion, fraud and failing to answer questions at an Australian Crime Commission hearing.

Mr Nachouki was charged over threatening a man at Surfers Paradise and attempting to dishonestly obtain $280,000 from the man. Continue reading Finks Bikie Ordered To Hand Over $50k