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Linfox employee charged with extortion

On 18 April 2015, Hanna Legal appeared at the Mount Druitt Local Court on behalf of a person who was initially a witness in relation to a police investigation into corruption and extortion within the logistics company Linfox. For more information about the case, see: Linfox employee charged with extortion, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 2015.

Hanna Legal successfully applied for a non-publication order on behalf of our client.

As the police investigation developed, our client was subsequently charged with numerous counts of corruptly giving a benefit, contrary to section 249B(2) of the Crimes Act 1900. The offences related to our client’s payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Each of these offences carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment.

Hanna Legal engaged in charge negotiations with the DPP, resulting in a restructuring of the charges in our client’s favour.

We appeared for our client at his sentence proceedings, where we successfully persuaded the Court not to send our client to prison.