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Busted law student can still practice but loses wheels

Busted law student can still practice but loses wheels

Crown prosecutors in Townsville might well be seen driving around a hotted-up Subaru after a law student forfeited her rights to the car after she was found guilty of fraud.The Townsville…

Crown prosecutors in Townsville might well be seen driving around a hotted-up Subaru after a law student forfeited her rights to the car after she was found guilty of fraud.

The Townsville Bulletin reports that the student and her partner attempted to register a red Subaru WRX that featured repairs from a black Subaru WRX. However, it was noticed there were anomalies in the couple's Written Off Vehicle Inspection form, with the prosecution proving that the compliance plate, chassis number and body identification plate had been pulled off the red vehicle and welded into the black vehicle.

It was the contention of the prosecutor that the black vehicle was not likely to be legally road registered.

Apparently, such alterations are called "rebirthing" in the car trade, and it is illegal.

"A person who commits fraud should not be afforded the opportunity to practice law," said the prosecutor.

Luckily for the 28 year-old student, who has deferred her degree, the magistrate saw her potential, possibly as a tax lawyer who can help clients legally minimise their tax payments, and decided to impose a $1500 fine and not record a conviction.

"If you appear again in court for any matter you can say goodbye to any future in the law," said the magistrate.

Despite showing leniency on the student, the magistrate, obviously not much of a car man, denied a request for the return of the vehicles' tyres, engine, turbo charger, gear box and mag wheels, which will remain in possession of the Crown.

Folklaw cannot confirm reports that the Crown Prosecutor was later seen doing burnouts around Townsvile in celebration ...

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