A high-profile Brisbane barrister is to face perjury charges – accused of lying in a Crime and Corruption Commission coercive hearing.
A high-profile Brisbane barrister is to face perjury charges – accused of lying in a Crime and Corruption Commission coercive hearing.

Brisbane Barrister to face perjury charges

A HIGH-profile barrister will face perjury charges - accused of lying in a Crime and Corruption Commission coercive hearing - as part of an investigation into a Brisbane law firm.

The same investigation that saw lawyer Adam Magill charged with fraud and money laundering offences will now see a 51-year-old barrister face court.

The CCC today issued a notice to appear for the barrister on two counts of perjury.

The Toowong man will appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 21.

"As the investigation remains ongoing, and this matter is now before the court, the CCC will not be commenting further," a statement said.

McDougall is a former Queensland Police detective and Australian Crime Commission investigator who went on to become the Commission's principal legal officer. He is highly regarded in the legal profession and among his former law enforcement colleagues.  

He has acted for Australian rugby union player Karmichael Hunt, former Bandido Jacques Teamo and Clare Hansson, an elderly musician who hit and killed a pregnant woman at Cleveland.  

"As the investigation remains ongoing, and this matter is now before the court, the CCC will not be commenting further," a statement said.  

Magill was one of multiple arrests made during Operation Stockade, which also saw former colleagues Corey Cullen, Mitchell Cunningham and Nathan Hounsell charged with fraud offences.



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