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ASIC charges allege GC lied under oath

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A Queensland lawyer has been charged with three counts of giving false or misleading information to ASIC during an examination under oath.

Mary-Anne Greaves, 52, appeared before the Brisbane Magistrates Court today (6 April 2018) where she was charged with three counts of giving false or misleading information to the corporate regulator during an examination under oath in June 2016.

According to a statement on the ASIC website, the examination of Ms Greaves was part of an investigation being conducted into a takeover bid made in 2015 by G8 Education Limited for Affinity Education Group Limited.

"Under section 64(1) of the ASIC Act, the maximum penalty for giving false or misleading information during an ASIC examination is two years imprisonment, 100 penalty units, or both," the ASIC statement said.

"The charges have been listed for mention at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, 8 June 2018.

"The matter is being prosecuted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions."

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Ms Greaves' LinkedIn page lists her as general counsel/company secretary of a privately held company. Prior to this, she was company secretary/legal counsel for Michael Hill International Limited.

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