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Witness Assistance Service

The CDPP recognises that victims of Commonwealth offending have an important place in the criminal justice system and has implemented a Victims of Crime Policy.

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Financial Corruption Case Report

A former Financial Advisor was recently sentenced to six years and three months imprisonment for defrauding 163 clients of $5.9 million over a period of 23 years—collecting close to $3 million personally.

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Serious drugs case report

A  40-year-old man from Liverpool in Sydney’s south-west that was convicted in June 2014 for attempting to import methamphetamine from India has had his application to appeal his sentence rejected.

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Tax Fraud Case Report

A 62-year-old Queensland man was recently gaoled for lodging 25 Business Activity Statements (BAS) with the Australian Taxation Office and fraudulently obtained just over $140,000 in refunds.

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People Smuggling Case Report

A 43-year-old Afghani national was recently sentenced to eleven years and three months gaol for facilitating the smuggling of non-citizens to Australia who had no legal right to enter the country.

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Insider Trading Case Report

Former banker and ex Australian Bureau of Statistics worker were sentenced to significant gaol terms for their roles in what is one of the biggest insider trading cases in Australian history—worth over $7million in illegal foreign exchange trades.

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ABOUT US

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) is an independent prosecuting service established by the Parliament of Australia to prosecute Commonwealth criminal offences.

The CDPP plays a vital role in achieving a fair, safe and just society where the laws of the Commonwealth are respected and maintained. We prosecute offences designed to protect our borders, protect Commonwealth revenue, maintain the integrity of corporate regulation, and protect the Australian community.