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'Crushing workload': Under-fire magistrate exhausted, spoke of running away, hearing told

'Crushing workload': Under-fire magistrate exhausted, spoke of running away, hearing told

Dominique Burns, formerly the magistrate for Port Macquarie, is facing a Judicial Commission hearing in Sydney after complaints were made about her conduct.

  • by Georgina Mitchell

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Accused dark web ringleader sent drugs to mum's house, court hears
Drugs

Accused dark web ringleader sent drugs to mum's house, court hears

A Vaucluse man accused of being the ringleader of a dark web drug importation syndicate had contraband sent to his mother's house, a court has heard.

  • by Angus Thompson
'Why should I not send you to jail?': Magistrate accused of improper judicial conduct
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'Why should I not send you to jail?': Magistrate accused of improper judicial conduct

Magistrate Dominique Burns, who was based at Port Macquarie Local Court, is accused of misconduct involving 17 defendants from June 2016 to February 2017.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
'One big party': Ex-tech boss jailed for fraud after 'living the high life'
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'One big party': Ex-tech boss jailed for fraud after 'living the high life'

John Falconer, former director of technology company TZ, told a court he bought cocaine and lavish meals but didn't splash out on designer suits or cars.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Man who 'tried to recruit escorts in money-laundering scheme' charged over $1m cash haul
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Man who 'tried to recruit escorts in money-laundering scheme' charged over $1m cash haul

Branimir Ilic allegedly made daily visits to Sydney brothels in a bid to recruit young women who could assist him in laundering money.

  • by Lucy Cormack
From blow drying to blow: Sydney entrepreneur's wrong turn
Entrepreneur

From blow drying to blow: Sydney entrepreneur's wrong turn

For a time, Nathan Cuneen held a small empire of hair salons. But when the business went south, he turned his salesmanship to a different venture.

  • by Angus Thompson
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'Can I keep half?' asks Lucky Gattellari about his $10m extortion demand
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'Can I keep half?' asks Lucky Gattellari about his $10m extortion demand

“I had no intention of taking one penny from Mr Medich,” accused extortionist Lucky Gattellari said of his $10 million plot to defraud the wealthy property developer Ron Medich.

  • by Kate McClymont
'He's going to die': Son jailed for killing father in argument over computer
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'He's going to die': Son jailed for killing father in argument over computer

Daniel Chapman stabbed his father in the back with a hunting knife after being told to get off the computer.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Craig McLachlan declines police interview over indecent assault allegations
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Craig McLachlan declines police interview over indecent assault allegations

The actor is being investigated by Victoria Police, a court has heard.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
'I bled, he won': Sydney socialite's fear at the hands of millionaire pub baron
Domestic violence

'I bled, he won': Sydney socialite's fear at the hands of millionaire pub baron

Janelle Tilley described feeling the warm blood trickling down her face, thankful that the worst of it was over

  • by Angus Thompson
Terrorist helper recants apology, says he is not sorry for death of Curtis Cheng
Crime

Terrorist helper recants apology, says he is not sorry for death of Curtis Cheng

A man convicted over the killing of NSW Police accountant Curtis Cheng has recanted his apology to the victim's widow because he "slipped up" and actually isn't remorseful, a Sydney court has heard.