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John Cain Jr is Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecutions, responsible for what major fraud cases go to court

I'm told that "some time now" a brief of evidence has been with Victoria's Office of Public Prosecutions arising from Victoria Police investigations into the AWU Scandal.

Once offences are brought before the court the prosecutors - i.e. the barristers - are on their feet brief in hand prosecuting the Crown's case.   But like any barristers, they appear in court on the instructions of their solicitors.

Victoria's OPP has a Solicitor for Public Prosecutions.   That's now John Cain Jr.   Yes the same John Cain Jr who helped out in The AWU Scandal all those years ago.   And he's responsible for this:

The SPP manages the staff and budget of the OPP, which prosecutes the most serious crimes committed in Victoria including murder, culpable driving, sexual offences, fraud, drug trafficking, organised crime and serious assault. Crown Prosecutors, OPP Solicitor Advocates and external barristers are briefed by the SPP, on behalf of the DPP to prosecute these matters.

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16 November 2015

JOHN CAIN BEGINS IN NEW ROLE

Senior executive and lawyer John Cain today begins in the role of Solicitor for Public Prosecutions (SPP) in Victoria.

Mr Cain brings to the role his combined experience in law and public sector management.

He began his legal career at Maurice Blackburn as an articled clerk in 1982 and forged his legal career at the firm over the next 20 years. After working as a solicitor for four years, he was appointed a partner at Maurice Blackburn in 1987 and then Managing Partner from 1991 to 2002.

He was then Chief Executive Officer at the Law Institute of Victoria for four years; the Victorian Government Solicitor from 2006 to 2011; and then a Managing Partner at Herbert Geer (now Thomson Geer).

Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. said he was looking forward to the contribution Mr Cain will make to the Victorian criminal justice system and the OPP.

Mr Champion thanked Vaille Anscombe for her leadership as Acting SPP over the past nine months.

“I thank Vaille for her professional conduct throughout her time in the role, and for the advice and support she has provided to me,” he said.

The SPP manages the staff and budget of the OPP, which prosecutes the most serious crimes committed in Victoria including murder, culpable driving, sexual offences, fraud, drug trafficking, organised crime and serious assault. Crown Prosecutors, OPP Solicitor Advocates and external barristers are briefed by the SPP, on behalf of the DPP to prosecute these matters.

For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962

ENDS

That would be the same John Cain Jr who wrote this note out by hand at the Commonwealth Bank all those years ago.   The note that allowed Bruce Wilson to just send back the slash fund money he'd collected in Melbourne before getting sprung.   You know the one, the letter that states the AWU has no interest in those funds - a false statement given the subsequent court proceedings and the return of the funds from the companies to the AWU.  But by then Bruce was long gone, job done.

To prosecute or not to prosecute, that is the question.   Whether tis nobler....Noble?   You've got to be joking.

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TUESDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

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