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Einfeld struck off legal roll

Einfeld struck off legal roll

Disgraced former Federal Court Justice Marcus Einfeld has been officially struck off the roll of legal practitioners.Today, the NSW Court of Appeal found him guilty of professional misconduct…

Disgraced former Federal Court Justice Marcus Einfeld has been officially struck off the roll of legal practitioners.

Today, the NSW Court of Appeal found him guilty of professional misconduct and declared he was not a fit and proper person to remain on the roll. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings.

Einfeld is now four months into a minimum two-year prison sentence for perjury and perverting the course of justice after lying to avoid a speeding fine he received in 2002. Einfeld claimed that his friend, academic Theresa Brennan, has been driving his car at the time, but it was later revealed that Brennan had died months earlier.

Einfeld did not contest the application made by the NSW Bar Association to have him struck from the roll, and he has agreed not to re-apply for admission.

He has also already been stripped of his Order of Australia and commission as Queens Counsel.

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