CCC charges former lawyer with fraud, money laundering and drug offences

Queensland’s criminal watchdog has charged a former solicitor – already facing criminal offences dating back to March – with numerous fresh charges including money laundering and fraud.

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) yesterday released a statement saying a man had been charged with multiple counts of fraud, money laundering and drug offences.

“A 39-year-old man from Augustine Heights [a suburb of Ipswich] was served a Notice To Appear in court to face 10 fraud offences, two money laundering offences and four supply dangerous drug offences following an investigation by the (CCC),” the statement said.

“The man was previously charged by the CCC in March 2020 with four offences and in April 2020 with three offences. The previous charges remain before the courts.

“He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 29 October 2020.

“As the investigation remains ongoing and this matter is now before the court, it is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further.”

In March, criminal defence lawyer Shaune Irving, 39, who at the time headed the Ipswich office of Gold Coast firm Moloney MacCallum Abdelshahied Lawyers, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with one count of perjury and three counts of making a false verified statement.

Read the CCC statement.

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