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Funds meant for IS militants found in dirty laundry by mother, court hears

Posted December 14, 2015 14:22:32

Map: Parramatta 2150

Cash allegedly intended for the Islamic State terrorist group was located by the mother of a rollover witness as she went to wash his clothes, a Sydney court has heard.

Oarjan Azari and Ali Al-Talebi are accused of generating $ six,000 obtainable to the Islamic State group in two separate income transfers final year.

It is alleged they utilized the witness providing proof against them to do the transfers via Western Union outlets at Parramatta and Auburn.

He was referred to as a rollover witness in court because he had previously worked with the men and was now testifying against them. He will not face prosecution.

A committal hearing was told this man, who cannot be identified, tried to make a third transfer of $ 9,000, but pulled out due to the fact he was unsure about costs that have been to be charged.

The court heard the cash was later found by his mother in the pocket of his shorts.

“Laundering cash,” Magistrate Peter Miszalski stated.

Prosecutor Peter Neil SC responded: “Practically actually.”

The court heard the witness was younger than Azari and Al-Talebi, and was below their influence.

Mr Neil said the goal of the transfers was “to end up supporting Islamic State activities in Syria and Iraq”.

Up to 7,000 pages of secretly recorded phone conversations were tendered as proof to the court.

Appearing for Azari, barrister Steven Boland mentioned there was no proof the funds had been “ever received by any terrorist organisation”.

He said there was a lot of evidence suggesting the opposite.

The prosecution said this was irrelevant.

“Whether they got their hands on it or not is another question,” Mr Neil said.

The witness is expected to give further evidence on Wednesday.

Topics: terrorism, courts-and-trials, law-crime-and-justice, parramatta-2150, nsw, australia, auburn-2144

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85yo found dead in nursing property bed ‘with head stuck’

Posted December 14, 2015 11:56:56

Map: Hobart 7000

An 85-year-old resident of a Hobart nursing residence was identified dead in her bed in 2012 with her head stuck amongst a mattress and a bed pole, a coronial inquest has heard.

The inquest was told Barbara Westcott was located by employees at Hobart’s Vaucluse Gardens about 11:30pm in March 2012.

Her head was trapped among a mattress and a removable pole utilised to aid residents get in and out of bed.

The inquest heard Ms Westcott had restricted mobility.

She also suffered from Parkinson’s and Addison’s illnesses, dementia and hypertension, and essential half-hourly checks.

Employees told police Ms Westcott was last checked about 8:30pm or 9:00pm that evening.

Patient charts examined by police indicated she had final been checked at two:30pm in the afternoon.

The inquest heard that warnings had been issued by distributors of bed poles about their use by people with limited mobility.

Subjects: courts-and-trials, aged-care, hobart-7000

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‘Holy grail of shipwrecks’ found with $3b of treasure off Colombia

Posted December 06, 2015 16:54:54

Remains of Spanish galleon San Jose Photo: The remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which sunk off Colombia’s Caribbean coast in 1708. (AFP/Colombian Culture Ministry)
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Map: Colombia

Colombia has announced it has located the shipwreck of a storied Spanish galleon laden with gold, silver and precious stones, three centuries soon after it was sunk by the British in the Caribbean.

President Juan Manuel Santos declared that “this is the most beneficial treasure that has been found in the history of humanity”, speaking from the northern port city of Cartagena, close to where specialists produced the hugely valuable discover.

External Link: Colombia pres tweet

Treasure hunters had searched for the ship for decades, described by some as the holy grail of shipwrecks.

The loot is estimated to be worth about $ 3 billion, its value obtaining dropped considerably due to the falling cost of silver, according to US-based business Sea Search Armada (SSA).

Professionals confirmed that they had positioned the San Jose, which was lying on its side, when identifying it by its distinctive bronze cannons with engraved dolphins.

“The quantity and sort of the material leave no doubt of the identity” of the shipwreck, stated Ernesto Montenegro, head of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History.

The discovery “is an unprecedented occasion for the country,” Cartagena mayor Dionisio Velez said.

On Twitter the situation was trending below #GaleonSanJose, as customers debated regardless of whether to return the loot to Spain and estimates about its present value.

Legal battle stalled search confirmation

Samuel Scott painting Action off Cartagena Photo: The San Jose was sunk in June 1708 off Colombia’s Caribbean coast. (National Maritime Museum/Samuel Scott)

SSA, whose subsidiary claimed in the early 1980s that it had discovered the galleon’s final resting place, was engaged in a extended-running battle with the government of Colombia.

The uncover was not confirmed, and a US court eventually ruled it was Colombian house.

A team of Colombian and foreign researchers, such as a veteran of the group that discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, studied winds and currents of the Caribbean 307 years ago and delved into colonial archives in Spain and Colombia searching for clues.

Specialists confirmed that they located the San Jose on November 27, “in a place never ever ahead of referenced by preceding analysis”, Mr Santos mentioned.

At least 5 other significant shipwrecks had been found when looking the ocean floor.

There could be up to 1,000 shipwrecks off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, but of these only amongst six and 10 had a huge cargo of treasures, anthropologist Fabian Sanabria said.

The most significant find, and the most sought soon after, was the San Jose, he stated.

The San Jose was sunk in June 1708 near the Islas del Rosario, off Colombia’s Caribbean coast, throughout combat with British ships attempting to take its cargo as part of the War of Spanish Succession.

The galleon was the primary ship in a treasure fleet carrying gold, silver and other useful things from Spain’s American colonies to King Philip V.

Only a handful of the ship’s crew of 600 survived when the San Jose sank.

AFP

Topics: colonialism, 18th-century, colombia

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Man found shot in Melbourne quickly food restaurant vehicle park

Posted December 01, 2015 16:59:33

A 25-year-old man has been located shot in the car park of a rapidly meals restaurant at Broadmeadows, in Melbourne’s north.

Police said the man was left in the auto park of the outlet on Camp Road just before three:00pm.

He had a gunshot wound to his stomach and was taken to hospital.

It is believed he was shot in a nearby industrial estate on Northcorp Boulevard.

Detectives are at the scene and the armed crime squad is expected to join the investigation.

Subjects: crime, broadmeadows-3047, melbourne-3000

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Canberra man found not guilty of raping wife

Updated November 27, 2015 17:20:11

Map: Canberra 2600

A 26-year-old Canberra man has walked free from the ACT Supreme Court after becoming cleared of raping his wife last year.

Lin Fang was accused of several assaults, also such as biting the woman during an attack.

He was charged with eight offences.

But his lawyer Paul Edmonds told the court the woman had created up the accusation due to the fact she feared if she left her husband she would have to return to China.

Mr Edmonds stated if she was capable to prove domestic violence she would be permitted to remain.

He said she had produced it clear beforehand that she was determined to leave.

“There was a clear motive to make a false accusation of rape,” he said.

“This case has nothing at all to do with rape and is all to do with immigration fraud.”

The trial ran over a week, with the assist of Mandarin translators.

The jury took just two hours to find Mr Fang not guilty of all charges.

Subjects: sexual-offences, law-crime-and-justice, canberra-2600, act

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