Corporate offenders found to be engaged in foreign bribery are likely to face higher penalties after the High Court unanimously upheld an appeal in its August 2023 decision in The King v Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd. The decision is a win for the CDPP which presented arguments before the High Court.
Wade Homewood engaged in terrorism offences for almost 3 years, motivated by right wing extremism. He was investigated, arrested and charged with terrorism offences contrary to s80.2C(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth), and a firearms offence contrary to s40(1) of the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW).
Linden Phillips submitted fraudulent GST claims, was audited, investigated, charged and pleaded guilty to four charges relating to GST BAS fraud. He was sentenced to a total effective sentence of 7 years and 6 months of imprisonment with a non-parole period of 5 years.
Date of Judgment: 23 August 2023
Court: County Court of Victoria at Melbourne
On 21 December 2022, Judge Davison of the District Court of South Australia sentenced Cameron Bowen for both Commonwealth and state child exploitation offences occurring over a period of more than 5 years.