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Woman viewed compensation as ‘hush money’ for 1985 rape, court told

Woman viewed compensation as ‘hush money’ for 1985 rape, court told

A woman abducted off a Melbourne street and raped 35 years ago told a friend police didn’t want to prioritise her case and that she considered compensation she later received as “hush money”, a court has heard.

  • by Adam Cooper

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Australian men extradited to US over $65m mobile phone scam

Australian men extradited to US over $65m mobile phone scam

Two Sydney men have been extradited to the US while a BRW Rich Lister who parties with Snoop Dogg awaits his fate in a Perth jail.

  • by Michael Evans
Two men extradited from Australia face US charges over text messaging fraud

Two men extradited from Australia face US charges over text messaging fraud

They are accused of using a practice they called “auto-subscribing” to charge monthly fees for unsolicited messages about celebrity gossip, horoscopes, jokes, love tips and trivia.

  • by Jonathan Stempel
Former NAB chief of staff sentenced to eight years’ jail over kickback scheme

Former NAB chief of staff sentenced to eight years’ jail over kickback scheme

Rosemary Rogers accepted kickbacks worth more than $5 million, bankrolling lavish domestic and international holidays for herself and her extended family.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Ghislaine Maxwell seeks dismissal of criminal case, cites Epstein agreement

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks dismissal of criminal case, cites Epstein agreement

Lawyers for the British socialite also complained that not enough black and Hispanic grand jurors were used to indict her.

  • by Jonathan Stempel
Malka Leifer could face Melbourne court as early as this week

Malka Leifer could face Melbourne court as early as this week

The accused paedophile and former school principal is expected to spend at least two weeks in quarantine in custody after her arrival in Australia.

  • by Adam Cooper and David Estcourt
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Woman charged after allegedly ramming car, using windscreen wipers in assault

Woman charged after allegedly ramming car, using windscreen wipers in assault

The 49-year-old woman has been charged with domestic violence offences and assaulting police officers who apprehended her.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Trump lawyer Giuliani faces $US1.3b lawsuit over ‘big lie’ election fraud claims

Trump lawyer Giuliani faces $US1.3b lawsuit over ‘big lie’ election fraud claims

Dominion has accused Rudy Giuliani of defamation in what it called his “big lie” campaign about widespread fraud in the presidential election, court documents show.

  • by Jan Wolfe and Susan Heavey
Incitement charge stressful for pregnant accused, court told

Incitement charge stressful for pregnant accused, court told

A pregnant Victorian woman accused of inciting others to protest against the coronavirus lockdown could finalise her case next month because she is stressed at facing a criminal charge while waiting to give birth.

  • by Adam Cooper
Judge slams magistrate, media in upholding appeal over Sydney woman’s harassment campaign

Judge slams magistrate, media in upholding appeal over Sydney woman’s harassment campaign

The appeal judge criticised “tone deaf and inappropriate” comments about Denise Lee by the sentencing magistrate, along with media reporting of the case.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Bali bombing suspects at Guantanamo to be tried in military court

Bali bombing suspects at Guantanamo to be tried in military court

Military prosecutors filed charges against an Indonesian known as Hambali and two other men in June 2017. They’ve been in US custody for 17 years.

  • by Ben Fox