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Criminal Defence
Lawyer

Andrew is a fraud barrister and fraud lawyer in Melbourne who specialises in high value commercial disputes, fraud and white collar criminal defense. Unlike other criminal defence lawyers, Andrew is also a qualified fraud investigator.

Criminal fraud takes many different forms of dishonesty and may include the following:

  • Accounting fraud
  • Breach of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • Breach of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • Bribery
  • Cartel conduct
  • Corruption
  • Customs/duty fraud
  • Cybercrime
  • Financial transactions fraud
  • Fraudulently inducing persons to invest money
  • Forgery
  • Identity fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Make a false document
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Use a false document
  • Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception
  • Obtaining Property by Deception
  • Property Fraud
  • Secret commissions
  • TAC fraud
  • Tax/revenue fraud
  • Workcover fraud

Andrew’s Past Criminal Fraud Defence Cases

  • Defended director of labour hire firm in complex allegations of tax fraud on the Australian Taxation Office prosecuted by the Commonwealth DPP.
  • Defended former Managing Director of Lamborghini Australia (Euro Auto Group) in complex fraud case issued by Victoria Police Major Fraud & Extortion Squad – all charges were dismissed following successful discharge application at Committal Hearing. Costs were awarded against the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
  • Had fraud charges under s.134.2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code discharged against a client (company director) at the conclusion of a lengthy Committal Hearing.
  • Obtained a jury acquittal for client charged by police with insurance fraud.
  • Defence of client stockbroker charged by ASIC under s.1401A of the Corporations Act.
  • Defended solicitor/accountant charged with fraud under Commonwealth Criminal Code.
  • Advice to client charged with courtside betting at Australian Tennis Open – charges dismissed with costs.

All in all, Andrew is the white collar criminal lawyer experienced in defending fraud charges who will assist the accused of fraud in cases regarding fraud offences. Alternatively, if you are a victim of fraud who needs to report asset misappropriation fraud for civil claims, Andrew has a successful history in civil fraud cases. Andrew is also the white collar criminal lawyer for your criminal fraud needs.

Before you report fraud, we recommend that you seek legal advice in an appointment with Andrew. Click on the button below and complete the form today.

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