Chris Vedelago

Senior reporter for The Age

Businessman Atkinson Prakash Charan (left) pictured with his brother.

Rich-list tycoons accused of fraud and shocking vilification

Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in series of fraud allegations, predatory conduct towards vulnerable students and shocking vilification of business associates.

Former policeman Brendan Nolan (in checked shirt and striped tie) outside court in October.

Former policeman found guilty of corruption charges

A lawyer for a former policeman found guilty of corruption charges says his client's jail term should not greatly exceed the sentence imposed on another crooked cop, even though the latter pleaded guilty and gave crucial prosecution evidence to a jury.