ACT chief prosecutor drops conspiracy claims


Shane Drumgold SC was grilled on Friday for failing to tell the inquiry till the week’s finish he not held fears of a political conspiracy.

Bruce Lehrmann (Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The lawyer representing the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on the Sofronoff inquiry has lashed the ACT chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold SC for improperly elevating an allegation of political conspiracy on the a part of AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw. 

Below questioning by Kate Richardson SC at Friday’s listening to, it was put to Drumgold that he had informed the inquiry on the Wednesday that it was “doable, if not possible” strain had been delivered to bear on Kershaw by an unnamed former Morrison authorities minister to pervert the course of justice and make sure the rape allegation towards Bruce Lehrmann in 2021 not proceed to trial. 

Drumgold resisted that characterisation of his proof, telling the inquiry he was merely responding to a query from counsel helping with respect to the elements that compelled him to name for a public inquiry into the dealing with of the Lehrmann matter. 

Preserve studying extra about how Shane Drumgold is faring within the Lehrmann inquiry.

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