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Peter Slipper to face the Canberra Magistrates Court

By johnboy - 7 January 2013 19

This in from the Australian Federal Police:

The AFP has today (7 January 2013) served the legal representative of Mr Peter Slipper MP with a summons in relation to three offences of Dishonestly Causing a Risk of a Loss to the Commonwealth pursuant to section 135.1(5) Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

Mr Slipper MP has been summonsed to appear in the Canberra Magistrates Court on 15 February 2013.

It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

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Peter Slipper to face the Canberra Magistrates Court
Slumlord 8:05 pm 08 Jan 13

RuffnReady said :

This is hilarious because I was a taxi driver when studying back in the ’90s and Slipper tried to shaft me on a fare!

You wouldn’t be the first bloke Slipper has attempted to shaft…

Holden Caulfield 4:47 pm 08 Jan 13

RuffnReady said :

This is hilarious because I was a taxi driver when studying back in the ’90s and Slipper tried to shaft me on a fare!

…That’s good, that’s good! A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat!

Is that how you got the name RuffnReady?

Pork Hunt 4:32 pm 08 Jan 13

Madam Cholet said :

The news today is that he was visiting wineries.

That’s no crime.

Madam Cholet 4:02 pm 08 Jan 13

The news today is that he was visiting wineries.

RuffnReady 2:23 pm 08 Jan 13

This is hilarious because I was a taxi driver when studying back in the ’90s and Slipper tried to shaft me on a fare!

I remember it was a weeknight, quite late, and I took him and two advisers to The Doghouse in Braddon (the fare was about $12), and they all got out without paying. I brought this to the attention of Mr Slipper and he said something like “it’s taken care of”. I replied that it wasn’t anything of the sort unless he actually paid me in some form (ie. using money or cabcharge), then he wasted about 15mins of my time calling some staffers who gave me a number to write down on a docket that he then signed (although getting him to sign it was very difficult).

Glad to see he’s going to get what he deserves.

gazket 1:59 pm 08 Jan 13

slip dawg ….finally busted, I’m sure he will say I paid it back and will be told he is a nuaghty boy and
and get a spanking…I’m sure he will be happy with the outcome

Ben_Dover 12:17 pm 08 Jan 13

Peter Slipper to face the Canberra Magistrates Court? Damn, he’s got away with it then!! I wonder how he swung that one?

shirty_bear 11:29 am 08 Jan 13

Vindalu said :

Can you be charged for being stupid?

Nup, no law against that. Sometimes seems to be positively encouraged.

JessP 8:44 am 08 Jan 13

About time.

Thumper 7:57 am 08 Jan 13

IMO Slipper has been milking public life for everything he can for far too many years

I don’t think there’s any doubt about this.

c_c™ 10:00 pm 07 Jan 13

I hope they got the formal paperwork more accurate than the Media Release. A good defence lawyer could probably do something with them getting them name of the court wrong.

Gungahlin Al 8:27 pm 07 Jan 13

These are no small amounts of money either. The Sunshine Coast Daily has been on the hunt for him for years, and has covered many incidents where he has run up individual taxi trip bills in Canberra of several hundred dollars.
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/topic/peter-slipper/

IMO Slipper has been milking public life for everything he can for far too many years. Only the unthinking elderly voters in “God’s waiting room” Caloundra, and the highly questionable local Liberal branch, have allowed him to continue when he should have been turfed a decade ago. Even the other local Liberal MP Alex Somlyay (a good bloke) can’t stand a bar of him.

(Declaration: I stood against Slipper—and John Bjelke Petersen—in 1996 for the Democrats. Also locked horns with him plenty when I was a Councillor.)

Vindalu 5:51 pm 07 Jan 13

Can you be charged for being stupid?

bundah 5:23 pm 07 Jan 13

Rorting of cabcharge dockets?

Holden Caulfield 4:42 pm 07 Jan 13

“It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”

No comment.

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