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The Northern Territory news Sat 5 May 2018

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 5 May 2018

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2018-05-05

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/299856

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/380714

Page content

02 NEWS SATURDAY MAY 5 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking ...........................18 Your Say ........................ 18 Editorial ..........................18 World .............................. 17 Pick of the Pics ............. 19 Sudoku .......................... 66 Horoscopes ...................66 Comics ...........................20 Television ..................... 20 Classifieds .....................50 Crossword .....................66 Weather ........................79 Fishing ........................... 79 Racing ............................37 WORLD: 17 At least 116 killed and scores left injured after powerful storms batter India RACING: 37 Get the inside running at the racetrack with the help of our punting experts Wake up to us GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call 1300 696 397 MYSTERY NUMBER CONDITIONS: If you win, keep this paper for verification. Call costs 55c (Inc GST). Higher from mobile/pay phones - Dialect Solutions Group. Recommendation: Use a land-line and touch tone phone. Some mobiles, portable and pay phones may experience technical faults due to reception complications. THE Crown Prosecutor known as the DPPs fraud man warned his boss to be careful of a police request to review his advice that crooked travel agent Xana Kamitsis should be investigated and prosecuted, the Supreme Court has heard. Giving evidence at the trial of former police commissioner John McRoberts, Senior Crown Prosecutor David Morters said he gave legal advice to the fraud squad from early on in its investigation into the rorting of the pensioner and GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9800 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au People from above delayed Xana search carers travel concession scheme. McRoberts, 59, has pleaded not guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice, a charge which stems from his alleged frustration of that investigation, in which his lover, Kamitsis, was a major target. Mr Morters said fraud squad boss Detective Sergeant Jason Blake told him people from above had prevented him from acting on a search warrant on Kamitsis business obtained in mid 2014. He said Sgt Blake told him police were going to ask the Director of Public Prosecu tions Jack Karczewski QC for a second opinion on his legal advice, which recommended the investigation into Kamitsis continue. I went and spoke with the Director of Public Prosecutions, he said. I said that I understand youve been asked to review my advice and that you should be careful because this seems to be political. Mr Morters agreed that from time to time police asked legal advice provided by a prosecutor to be reviewed. He said that typically happened when the police dont like the information theyre provided with. In my experience (it happens when) Im telling police that they shouldnt proceed with the investigation because there arent reasonable prospects of success. He said the Kamitsis case was exactly the opposite. Ive never had an advice in which Id recommended prosecution should proceed be the subject of a request for review. He said if he was asked to repeat a June 2014 conversation between he and Sgt Blake about the cancelling of a search warrant, there might be swear words involved. He told me he was disappointed that he wasnt able to execute the warrant that he had obtained from a Supreme Court Judge. Mr Morters said he had never heard of a police officer being directed to not proceed with a search warrant once one had been granted. He said the decision to prosecute Kamitsis ahead of others was, in part, because he only had the capacity to do so much as a prosecutor, and that the prosecution of white-collar crime was labour-intensive. The trial continues. CRAIG DUNLOP WORLD: 17 Donald Trump insists reimbursement of hush payment nothing to do with election HOROSCOPES: 66 Our astral guru Oscar Cainer ploughs a smooth path so you can negotiate your day Territory Car Insurance. Territory Home Insurance Premium Cover. Terms, conditions, limits, exclusions apply. Call or go online for a product disclosure statement to see if TIO is right for you. Eligibility criteria, conditions and minimum premiums apply. Territory Insurance Office (TIO) is a trading name of the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 License No. 234708 Were for Territorians Get a quote today | 131 846 or visit tiofi.com.au Our Comprehensive Car Insurance and Home Insurance Premium Cover is CHOICE recommended. We also have the only contact centre, claims team and assessors in the Territory, and insurance that covers your car and home for Territory conditions. So talk to TIO because were Territorians, just like you.


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