The Bank Teller, The Irish Terrorists & The Muddled Investigation

Irish revolutionaries, a syringe full of poison with an even rarer antidote, a bomb, and an unsuspecting everyman… It sounds like the plot of an action-packed Tom Clancy novel.

But it all happened. No, not in America – right here on Australian soil, or sand, rather.

Back in 2009, it was the Gold Coast’s glitter strip that was the setting for one of the strangest true crime stories in local lore. Continue reading The Bank Teller, The Irish Terrorists & The Muddled Investigation

Looting: Stealing At A Time Of Natural Disaster

Article by Mark Williams, Solicitor, Potts Lawyers – 24 January 2011.

With the devastating floods Queensland has recently endured, many people have lost their homes, personal property, valuables and in some cases, their lives. Looting is a criminal offence of much interest at this time.

There is obvious damage to property and homes, the loss of infrastructure and the economic loss to local communities.  Many businesses have suffered a loss in revenue which in turn causes a loss of jobs.  The personal and economic costs are high. Continue reading Looting: Stealing At A Time Of Natural Disaster