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NSW man linked to $10m NDIS fraud syndicate jailed for three years

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A New South Wales man was today (Friday 16 December) sentenced to three years behind bars for his role in a multi-million-dollar fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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Melbourne woman sentenced after stealing millions from superannuation and share trading accounts

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A Melbourne woman, 24, has been sentenced for her central role in a major international criminal syndicate, which stole millions of dollars from the superannuation and share trading accounts of innocent victims using fraud and identity theft.
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Review finalised into decision at APH

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The AFP has finalised a review into a decision to ask a member of the public to leave Australian Parliament House (APH) on 23 November, 2022.
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Tasmanian man jailed for downloading 2422 child abuse files

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A Riverside man was yesterday (Thursday 15 December) sentenced to 12 months behind bars charged for possessing and downloading more than 2000 files containing explicit child abuse material.
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Authorities clearing drones from Santa's path for Christmas

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Editor’s note: Santa drone images available via Hightail. The AFP and its aviation partners are busily clearing airspace for Santa on Christmas Eve and reminding the public about drone safety rules ahead of his big Operation Present Drop.
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AFP seizes about $5 million in alleged dirty cash

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The AFP has arrested an alleged cash courier and seized up to $5 million dollars in suspected illicit cash in Perth overnight (14 December, 2022). **Footage and images available**
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Operation Arkstone: North Sydney man sentenced for child abuse offences

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Editor’s Note: Arrest footage, search warrant footage and the latest Op Arkstone infographic are available via hightail. A North Sydney man has sentenced to a two-year good behaviour bond by the Downing Centre District Court today (15 December, 2022) following an extensive investigation into an online network of alleged child sex offenders.
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Operation Arkstone: Sydney man receives 17 year jail sentence for sexually abusing children

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Editor’s note: The latest Operation Arkstone infographic is available via Hightail.  A Sydney man was sentenced to 17 years and four months’ imprisonment in the Gosford District Court after an AFP investigation revealed the man sexually abused three children.
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AFP protects 53 potential victims of human trafficking

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Editor’s note: Audio grabs from AFP Detective Superintendent Jayne Crossling available via Hightail. The AFP has taken action to protect 53 individuals, including women and children, who were at risk of forced marriage, forced labour and being purposely left overseas.
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Love actually isn’t all around

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The AFP is warning Australians to look out for signs that their so-called partners only love them for their bank account, after a national anti-money laundering crackdown identified victims of romance scams.
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