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Jeremiah Deakin felt 'justified' in defrauding man by posing as Australian Security Intelligence Organisation spy

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By Blake Foden
Updated April 19 2022 - 9:48am, first published 6:00am
Jeremiah Deakin arrives at court on Tuesday. Picture: Blake Foden

A "highly intelligent" fraudster felt justified in duping a man out of more than $700,000 because the victim "used to use [him] as an underage prostitute", a court has heard.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.