A very high-profile figure was convicted on Tuesday of a serious crime, but we are unable to report their identity due to a suppression order.
The person, whose case has attracted significant media attention, was convicted on the second attempt, after the jury in an earlier trial was unable to reach a verdict. They will be remanded when they return to court in February for sentencing.
A suppression order issued by the Victorian County Court, which applies in all Australian states and territories, has prevented any publication of the details of the case including the person’s name or the charges. It was imposed after the court accepted that knowledge of the person’s identity in the first trial might prejudice a further trial being held in March.’
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The person was found guilty in the Victorian County Court but a suppression order was put in place to prevent the publication of details of the person’s name or the charges.