Further to this post, Glenn Cooper was sentenced to nineteen months jail for his five guilty pleas on charges of dishonestly using a document.
Congratulations to the Serious Fraud office, and we are given to understand that further charges may be on the way.
Apparently the reason sentencing was so delayed was because the sentencing judge had to excuse themselves from the case by virtue of having been involved in the assault case against Curtis Haiu, who punched Cooper in the face after losing half a million dollars. Haiu was discharged without conviction by the judge, and Cooper’s lawyer felt the judge describing Haiu as a “victim” of Cooper, when no wrongdoing had been proven (the guilty pleas by Cooper were about transactions with other people, not Haiu), showed bias. Or good sense, some might say. It was definitely one or the other.