Australia: Criminal lawyer behind fraudulent betting syndicate loses appeal

A Sydney criminal lawyer with ties to a notorious convicted conman who persuaded her to get involved in a scheme used to allegedly trick investors into sinking $12.3 million into a fraudulent betting syndicate has lost her appeal in the Supreme Court.

After a chance meeting with convicted conman Peter Foster in 2012, senior solicitor Leigh Johnson agreed to appear on his behalf in pending litigation matters. Not long after, he proposed that she become a limited partner in a new sports trading business that would go on to allegedly defraud 153 people out of $12.3 million

Read more at Australian Lawyers Weekly…