The ODPP annual report released this week noted upcoming high-profile cases, including Gerard Baden-Clay for allegedly killing his wife Allison.
The ODPP annual report released this week noted upcoming high-profile cases, including Gerard Baden-Clay for allegedly killing his wife Allison.

Report highlights high-profile prosecutions

A BRISBANE man who murdered three children in one family.

Gold Coast brothers who shot and killed one man two weeks after they made another man dig what he believed was his own grave over drug debts.

A couple, from the Sunshine Coast hinterland, who raped and tortured a 13-year-old girl after tricking her to come over for a sleepover.

These were the most notable prosecutions outlined in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions annual report released this week.

The report noted upcoming high-profile cases, which the office took responsibility for in the past financial year, included Brett Peter Cowan, accused of killing Daniel Morcombe, and Gerard Baden-Clay for alleging killing his wife Allison.

The ODPP also noted fake Tahitian prince Hohepa Morehu-Barlow being committed to stand trial for allegedly defrauding Queensland Health of $16.6 million and its involvement in recouping some of the money.

The confiscation unit helped restrain $20.86 million worth of property through crimes in Queensland.

The ODPP received 32,105 charges related to 7769 accused in the 2011-12 year.

It conducted 1021 trials, 4562 sentences, 375 bail hearings and 631 appeals.

The Victim Liaison Service had 45,388 contacts with victims or family members through either letters, phone calls, SMS or face-to-face meetings.


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