Bar­ris­ter on per­jury charges

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - KATE KYRIACOU

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

Oper­a­tion Stock­ade, the same 18-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion that led to lawyer Adam Mag­ill be­ing charged with fraud and money laun­der­ing, will now see Alas­tair as­tair McDougall ( pic­tured) ) face court.

The CCC C yes­ter­day y is­sued a no- tice to ap­pear for the 51- year- old on two counts ts of per­jury per­jury.

McDougall is a for­mer de­tec­tive and Aus­tralian Crime Com­mis­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tor who be­came the CCC’s prin­ci­pal le­gal of­fi­cer. He is highly re­garded in the le­gal pro­fes­sion and among his for­mer law en­force­ment col­leagues.

He has acted for rugby star Karmichael Hunt and for­mer Ban­dido Jac­ques Teamo.

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

The Toowong man will face Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court on De­cem­ber 21.

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

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