Criminal charges dropped against the dying Pratt

April 27, 2009 by J-Wire
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Cardboard billionaire Richard Pratt will die knowing criminal charges against him have been dropped.

A close friend told J-Wire that he squeezed their hands when told the news and that he “seemed to acknowledge it.”

Federal Court judge Justice Donnell Ryan has ruled that crucial evidence against Pratt who had been facing charges of giving mis-leading evidence to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in 2005 was not admissable.

In withdrawing the charges, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Mark Dean SC  said that  he had taken the 74-yr-old’s illness into consideration.

Lawyer Mark Liebler told J-Wire: “Richard will pass into the next world knowing he has been vindicated. Tomorrow we will receive the details of the judgement.”

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