ASSAULTS & BASHINGS

BARRISTER GOES ‘BERSERK’! Elite Melbourne lawyer under police investigation over alleged homophobic rage at cabaret club

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. Advertisements

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FRAUD

WHAT A GRUB! Elite Sydney lawyer Victor Berger finally struck off for pilfering money from dying women with dementia despite attempts by powerful friends to save him

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.

NEWS

JUSTICE FOR SALE! The Real Costs of Going to Jail

The Victorian Government has announced it will spend $345 million over three years on almost 500 new cells to deal with the state’s overcrowded jail system and increasing prison population. True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston wonders whether throwing hundreds of millions of dollars into a failed system is a wise move.

MEDIA & POLITICS

OPINION: Pell & the Pall of Secrets

There is an extraordinary amount of information being hidden concerning the trial of Catholic Church leader, George Pell. Key aspects of the case, and related offences, are apparently subject to a suppression order by the courts. This aspect of the trial ought to be discussed, writes an academic with an interest in child abuse cases under the pen name of Lady Diodati.

DODGY DOCTORS

EXCLUSIVE: Disgraced male nurse bombarded suicidal married patient for sex with hundreds of text messages, now re-training in childcare

EXCLUSIVE: A male nurse has had his registration cancelled amid fears he “poses a substantial risk to the health of members of the public” after he pestered a suicidal married female patient for sex with hundreds of text messages while she was admitted to hospital for a litany of serious mental health concerns.