THE $6 MILLION (FRAUD LAWYER) MAN! Sydney solicitor Mark O’Brien & wife Therese O’Brien purchased new house in Bondi with stolen millions after raiding client trust accounts
EXCLUSIVE: A highly experienced lawyer from Sydney’s ritzy eastern suburbs as well as his wife are at the centre of a $6 million fraud case with Edgecliff solicitor, Mark O’Brien, this month admitting to swindling millions of dollars from the trust accounts of clients so the couple could buy a new house in Bondi. Serkan Ozturk reports.
EXCLUSIVE: The silly and dangerous clowns over at News Corp have done it once again, this time forced to apologise to prominent Sydney lawyer Adam Houda after the Daily Telegraph this week published disgraceful lies he was the brother of a violent man arrested for allegedly shooting another man in the foot at a Western Sydney gym.
EXCLUSIVE: Being a prison officer takes “a special type of person”, according to Corrections Victoria, but some female survivors of domestic violence are being treated as damaged goods when applying for jobs with the government bureaucracy. Our Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, takes a deeper look.
It was the supposed riot in Melbourne a few weeks ago on the streets of Collingwood involving almost 200 angry rap fans. Africans. Pacific Islanders. A bloke who had his leg amputated after a car sped at him in a targeted hit. Except, it turned out, he never lost a limb. Our Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, takes a look at what else the local media may have got wrong for its own reasons.
ANALYSIS: The digitisation of health records is seemingly the next big step for governments and insurance companies wanting evermore data on citizens and consumers. Will it lead to healthier lives, or, be yet another tool of data capture in aid of a surveillance society and security state? Our intrepid investigator, Lois Lane, takes a deep look at some vexing issues for the present and the near future.
The Australian Paramedics Association (APA) has now apologised and “deeply regrets” lies and barely concealed racist views it sent out in a media release a few days ago about a dying man’s family and friends being responsible for his death in Western Sydney, claims which were subsequently widely reprinted across media and even used by racist News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt as a stick to beat “ethnic” communities with.
EXCLUSIVE: Six years ago, the son of one of Sydney’s most wealthy and powerful real estate agents ran a red light without slowing down and then almost killed an innocent woman crossing the road, before attempting to flee. It’s an incident which would usually be reported on by many journalists. But in a city addicted to real estate speculation and property development, there are suggestions the media helped shut down the story. True Crime News Weekly publisher, Serkan Ozturk, reports.
EXCLUSIVE: A high-profile Melbourne barrister and member of the Victorian Bar, Peter H Clarke, is currently under police investigation while a restraining order has also been sought against the lawyer following an alleged homophobic assault last December, a day before new laws were enacted in Australia allowing gay people to get married.
An elite Sydney lawyer who parasitically preyed on the vulnerable, elderly and dying has finally been struck off the local legal register despite a Federal MP, two rabbis, a Senior Counsel, businessmen, a company chairman, a chairman of a public company, a solicitor and a retired Supreme Court Judge all providing “character references” and supporting the disgraced solicitor who engaged in widespread fraud and dishonest practices.