Local MP faces court

May 02, 2018

Local Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy appeared in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court last week to face fraud allegations.

At a filing hearing, Victoria Police Prosecutor Chris Cole told the court prosecution and defence had agreed upon a date to return to court.
“I’ve obtained committal mention date and a brief service date,” he said.
Magistrate Ian Watkins set July 17 as the date for the committal mention.
Mr McCurdy’s was represented by defence lawyer Paul Lawrie.
Mr McCurdy resigned from the frontbench after Victoria Police charged him with a number of alleged offences relating to property sales in 2009.
Police have charged the MP with four counts of making a false document, four counts of use a false document, attempt to obtain property by deception and obtain property by deception.
Mr McCurdy has forcefully denied the allegations.
“This is due process and I’ve just go to follow through that due process,” he said outside court today.
“When you know the facts the concerns aren’t there for me.”
Victoria Police last year confirmed they were investigating Mr McCurdy following complaints he forged documents to profit from two land sales.

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