Thursday, 11 February 2010

Magistrate Barberio to go

Magistrate Raffaele Barberio announced to the Magistrates' Court at Moorabbin today that he would be resigning before April.

His lawyer, Peter Ward, told the court that Mr Barberio is quitting to protect the integrity of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. He will be entering pleas of guilty to charges of assault and criminal damage over incidents that occurred outside his home in March and October of last year.

A sentencing hearing before a magistrate from interstate will take place on 7 April.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'To protect the integrity of the court'!

The integrity of the court was damaged a number of years ago when his Honour was involved in previous disputes with his neighbours - the Chief Mag should have acted then and arranged for his Honours removal from the bench.

Too little too late - the damage has been done!