Antoniolli trial wrap: What's happened so far

FORMER mayor Andrew Antoniolli's trail for fraud within the Ipswich City Council continues Monday.

The defence closed its argument today, with six character witnesses taking the stand.

Antoniolli's wife Karina was in the box to defend her husband's community standing and answer questions about pamper packs and a bicycle

On Monday the former mayor was in tears as he sat out the front of court.

Ex-mayor sheds tear as he gives evidence at trial

Two final witnesses gave evidence

Key witness was stopped from giving evidence

The trial continues today, with closing arguments expected from the barristers, however the case may continue on.

Last week we brought you coverage live from court, revealing details on the court case:

On Thursday witnesses at the centre of allegations about a bicycle Antoniolli allegedly bought using ratepayer cash has provided a mixed recollection of events. 

Witness at centre of Antoniolli bike allegations faces court

David Morrison leaving court after appearing as a witness in the trial of former mayor Andrew Antoniolli.
David Morrison leaving court after appearing as a witness in the trial of former mayor Andrew Antoniolli. Cordell Richardson

 

While a secretary in Antoniolli's office for more than a decade has recalled feeling uncomfortable allegedly using council funds to pay for a bike "won" by her old boss.

Antoniolli secretary 'uncomfortable' with alleged bike deal

 

Former Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli arrives at Ipswich Courthouse with wife Karina on Tuesday morning.
Former Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli arrives at Ipswich Courthouse with wife Karina on Tuesday morning. Rob Williams

 

On Wednesday the former mayor told Corruption Commission officials he knew Ipswich City Council's policies were flawed as he admitted to using council funds to buy auction items.

How the f--k did we get here? Antoniolli tells CCC

Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli and his wife Karina arrive at the Magistrates Court in Ipswich, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. In May last year Mr Antoniolli was charged with several counts of fraud for allegedly using council money to purchase auction items from charitable organisations. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING
Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli and his wife Karina arrive at the Magistrates Court in Ipswich, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. In May last year Mr Antoniolli was charged with several counts of fraud for allegedly using council money to purchase auction items from charitable organisations. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING DAN PELED

 

On day two one charge was dropped and another amended as Antoniolli stood trial relating to his purchase of auction items.

Antoniolli trial: Prosecution reveal changes to charges

Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli arriving for a court appearance in Ipswich.
Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli arriving for a court appearance in Ipswich.

 

Court proceedings were due to kick off on Tuesday with the court due to hear the opening address, however legal delays resulted in an adjournment.

You can read all about that here: Antoniolli trial: Surprise result on day one

The case has been adjourned until Monday.

If you are looking for a quick way to catch up on where other Ipswich City Council legal proceedings are at, we've put together this quick summary which we will continue to update as each case goes through the justice system.

Where every CCC case stands, one year after mayor's arrest

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale is defending charges including corruption following the investigation.
Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale is defending charges including corruption following the investigation.


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