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21 May 2015
Iraqi national, 43-year-old Sayed Omeid was sentenced on 20 May 2015 to ten years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of six and a half years for his role as an organiser of two asylum seeker boats carrying a total of 555 passengers from Indonesia to Christmas Island in 2001. The first vessel, Flinders arrived at Christmas Island, Western Australia on 25 March 2001 with 196 passengers and ...
10 May 2015
Members of the public are continuing to receive phone calls supposedly from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) requesting people to contact the Office in relation to a tax fraud warrant – ultimately seeking people to deposit money into a bank account, to send it overseas or attend a post office and put money on a Deposit Card. The calls are not from a member of the CDPP ...
22 Apr 2015
There are currently close to 100 serious criminal tax offence matters before the courts across the country. This is a result of government agencies working together to catch tax offenders and bring them to justice. Serious fraud offences that go before the courts include use of falsified invoices to claim deductions not entitled to, GST refund fraud, excise fraud (alcohol and fuel tax credit ...
9 Apr 2015
Three Canadians who were involved in the trafficking of 650 kilograms of ephedrine hidden in vanilla powder jars have been gaoled.
30 Mar 2015
Former senior bank employee, 45-year-old Marius Anton Ackerman, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with a non-parole period of four years for taxation fraud and ordered to pay $1,104,565.40 in reparation for defrauding Australian tax payers of $1.174million.
25 Mar 2015
Unsolicited phone calls have been reported to this Office by members of the public. Calls received claim to be from the Canberra Office of the CDPP. The call appears to be a pre-recorded message requesting people to contact ‘the office in relation to a tax fraud warrant’.
17 Mar 2015
Former banker, 26-year-old Lukas Kamay and ex Australian Bureau of Statistics worker, 25-year-old Christopher Hill have both been 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.
4 Mar 2015
A 31 year old Romanian man—a tech-savvy criminal— was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three and a half years for extracting cash from foreign bank accounts using cloned ATM cards and then arranging for $636,775AUD to be sent overseas.
2 Mar 2015
Thirty-six year old Mark Clermont and 35 year old Matheiu Horobjowsky—both Canadian citizens—were sentenced on 25 February 2015 for importing 85.5 kilograms of pure cocaine and 192.8 kilograms of methamphetamines inside a road roller.
25 Feb 2015
Thirty-two Australians who were members of a sophisticated international drug trafficking syndicate have been convicted and sentenced to gaol for a total period in excess of 275 years.
25 Feb 2015
A 71 year old man has been sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for illegally smuggling 4177.1 grams of methamphetamine in his suitcase.
12 Feb 2015
39 year old Perth man has been resentenced and his term of imprisonment increased to three and a half years with a requirement to serve twenty one months in custody for defrauding the Australian community of $332,646. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) successfully argued on appeal that Mr Craig Host’s previous sentence of two years with release after eight months, was ...
17 Nov 2014
A 42-year-old Melbourne man who posed online as a teenage boy to groom young girls has been sentenced to six years imprisonment in the County Court of Victoria.
17 Nov 2014
An Adelaide man who dishonestly obtained $130,143 from the Commonwealth has been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment, following prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). This matter was investigated and referred by the Australian Taxation Office.
14 Nov 2014
Bangladeshi national, KH Faisal Alam, was today sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, to be released on recognizance after serving 10 months, for his part in a migration fraud, following prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP).
13 Nov 2014
Prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) results in eight months gaol for Hobart man who dealt with $55,000 before filing for bankruptcy.
7 Nov 2014
Prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) sees three men gaoled for a total of 30 years and 6 months for smuggling methamphetamines into Western Australia.
17 Oct 2014
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Annual Report 2013-14 was tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament on 17 October 2014. The report is now available online in PDF and ePub formats and will soon be available in HTML format. Section 33(1) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983 requires that the Director of Public Prosecutions shall, as soon as practicable after 30 June each ...
7 Oct 2014
A judge in Western Australia has sentenced two men for people smuggling offences following prosecution by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP).
16 Sep 2014
CDPP’s Deputy Director and head of Commercial, Financial & Corruption practice group will join a panel at the Federal Court of Australia to discuss ‘Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context’.
10 Sep 2014
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published its updated Immunity and Cooperation Policy for Cartel Conduct.
8 Sep 2014
A Sydney man has had his gaol sentence for bribing Australian Customs Officers increased following a successful appeal by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP).
19 Aug 2014
Victorian man, Mark Ronald Letten was sentenced to five years and eight months imprisonment on 14 August 2014 in the Melbourne County Court following prosecution by the CDPP.
13 Aug 2014
Melbourne resident Brett Le Gassick, 43, was today sentenced to 11 years imprisonment with 8 years to serve for 25 child sex exploitation offences committed over the internet.
1 May 2014
From 5 May 2014 the CDPP’s Sydney Office will relocate to Level 10, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000