Discussion in 'Leaks & Legal' started by Anonymous, Sep 13, 2011.
Ooops my bad.
Isn't kind of illegal not to appear in court when you are not given leave of absence?
You tease, you! Thanks for the report
Yep, the "We're ready to go! let's go!! no more delays!!!" line is being pushed in France as well.
Sadly, events always seem to conspire against actually getting anything done. And it might seem to this outsider that these events are centered on the clam defendants and their lawyers. I'm sure that's just an incorrect impression and that I'm misunderstanding everything.
You certainly risk a bench warrant being issued.
and when caught, held in a stinking little cell until brought before the judge. If you're lucky, you get stricter bail terms, movements severely restricted, your passport taken away and mandatory reporting to a police station at frequent intervals. You may even have an electronic tag fitted, (if they do that sort of thing over there).
Damn, Sponge, put that E-Meter back in its case.........
Here's the plaintext:
List No: 42
Date: 07 Feb
Listing type: Mention (Police)
Presiding Officer: Local Court Deputy Chief Magistrate Culver
Location: Downing Centre
Court Room: Crt 5.2 Downing Ctr
Case Title: R v JANICE MEYER
Case Number: 201100178789
A different magistrate to the previous hearing.
Also a different court room, crt 5.2 (all previous ones have been in crt 4.4). Does the new room have enough space for Eastgate's fat head?
Sydney time: 9:30am Feb 7th
Good morning Jan.
Just had a phone call from the Sydney Anonycrew. Stay perched on the edge of your seats.
A second charge was laid against Jan Eastgate Meyer today.
Awaiting details (could take 24 hours ...)
Does that mean she has to get her ass back to Austrailia?
Sorry for the spelling error. It will haunt mah.
She should have been there today. Slack court is slack.
...let's hope they make up for that on the back end.
Perching on edge of seat...check
for 24 hours...butt could become numb
POSTGAME REPORT - JANICE MEYER MENTION - SYDNEY DOWNING CENTRE 2012/02/07
Anonymous was on the scene early chilling with Bryan Seymour (ABC's Steve Cannane was also present) and waiting for Jan Eastgate. Alas the planned enturbulation was not to be. After a couple of hours (11:12AM to be precise) the case was heard without Jan in attendance.
Jan was represented by some guy (name?) with a thick 2" binder, another guy sat behind him with another 2" binder on Jan ("Correspondence and Attendances"). It was quickly revealed that Jan Eastgate had NOT been excused from attendance, they had tried to have her removed but it failed. However despite this there was no Jan, it was revealed she is still on bail in the USA!
Sadly the magistrate did not seem to take much offence to this, unless I am mistaken there should be some sort of large fine for her non-appearance.
Moving on from this the DPP (Coyle?) revealed an additional charge was laid against Jan THIS MORNING. In addition there is to be an amendment to Charge No. 1.
It was also revealed there had been delays with getting witnesses, in particular there are two witnesses who are suppose to be part of the Brief who have NOT BEEN LOCATED.
Jan's defence declined to enter a plea. They apparently have some uncertainty about the the Brief and the charges and evidence contained within. There was much talk about the 'Section 91', I do not understand what this is but it appears to be unfinished/incomplete in the Brief (?). The Crown was tired of the constant delays with this and suggested the DPP and Defence sit down that very day to sort of what is happening with the Brief and amend the Section 91 to completion. I believe it is to be finished by Thursday so a hearing can be locked in.
So, all in all, progress is happening. It appears Scientology has tried to slow things down as much as they can with endless Section 91 timetables, but it appears it will be finished soon (today?). As noted Jan was NOT present and we are hoping there will be punishment for this. Only one Scientologist (OSA) was spotted in attendance.
We expect to hear the details of the second charge and other info soon.
Edit: I think this is the OSA guy on the right -
Of course we couldn't go past Downing Centre without having a look at Sydney's Ideal Org!
Or lack there of... 201 Castlereagh St is falling apart, it is in a terrible decrepit state.
Note: Someone has plastered a Marxism poster on the building, LOL
And what on earth is going on inside? This is a homeless shelter not a renovation!
Upon arrival, the front door of the court was empty of OSA and journalists. Bryan did have a camera crew handy, but I didn't see them. Inside, not see a single Scientologist. Bryan Seymour spotted the Scientology lawyer, but Jan and the entourage were not there. It was obvious from the outset that Jan was not going to show up. What was not obvious was how the judge would respond to this.
In a previous case in the same court another individual who had been remanded on bail also did not show up. The judge advised that if he did not show up next time she would issue a warrant for his arrest. Although the judge was pissed off Jan was not there, she did not extend the same courtesy.
I have to hand it to Bryan Seymour for his patience. He has shown up every time that Jan SHOULD have been there and was not. I have no idea why the judge was more pissed off with the other defendant than Jan. It may be the age of the charges, the fact she runs an overseas business...
Anyway, afterwards, we went for a victory troll. We visited the Sydney Org (the little one, not ANZO) and they are hiring. I would happily relay further details about the employment/volunteering/indentured servantry opportunity, however the Scientologist who was there would not answer any questions. He seemed incapable of confronting me. If you want to know more, you will need to contact them directly on (02) 9267 6772, although I hear the pay and conditions are pretty bad.
Maybe that's where Jan Eastgate's flop is. She must have been hiding on the shitter when you called by.
Thanks for the summation, Z. <3
Re section 91 hearing (committal): https://whyweprotest.net/community/...rial-court-mentions.93651/page-4#post-1980822
Protip: "The Crown" is represented by the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) for the Queen. I suspect you meant that "The Court" was tired...
Thank you for being there!
Guy on the left in white shirt is perhaps this same guy from the first court apperance in June 2011......
Thanks for the update.
And thanks for turning out.
Yes, sponge. He's Michael Gordon, OSA. Married (or was?) to Virginia Stewart. Appeared at the Senate Inquiry in 2010.
The matter has been set down for a 2 day committal hearing on 15 and 16 May 2012.
The matter has also be listed for mention on 24 April 2012 to confirm the above hearing. The defendant Meyer has been excused from attending on 24 April.
I definitely heard the magistrate use 'The Crown' term, perhaps I got the context wrong.
What does all this mean?!
In a committal hearing (s91 hearing), the Crown must show that it has a prima facie case. ie. It must produce enough evidence that, if uncontested, could prove the case and lead to a conviction. The Defendant MAY lead evidence, either from the defendant personally or from other witnesses. This rarely happens at committal hearings, as defendants normally prefer not to disclose their case before the actual trial.
You would have heard the mag refer to "the Crown", but s/he meant the DPP.
Z, look up!!^^
Edit: Charge 1 - re Carmen Rainer; Charge 2 - re Phoebe Rainer
Here's a plaintext OCR of the dox scan:
DETAILS OF OFFENCE/S
Crimes Act 1900, Section 319
LAW PART CODE 1062
Do act with intent to pervert the course of justice
That Janice Meyer between 8 August 1985 and 14 August 1985 at Sydney in the State of New South Wales, coerced Carmen Rainer to provide false and misleading information, and to refrain from providing material information, to police and others, with intent to pervert the course of justice.
Amended by consent.
COURT ATTENDANCE NOTICE (Court copy)
Offence Ref No. 5270135
Listed before DOWNING CENTRE LOCAL Court on Tuesday 7th February, 2012 at 9:30 am
2907/77-81 BERRY ST
NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2060
CNI Number : 773654655
Licence details :
Sex : Female
ATSI Status : Neither
PROSECUTOR (NSW POLICE) DETAILS
TO BE SERVED AT COURT
OIC (Prosecutor) : DET DAMIEN JOHNSON, Leichhardt
CAN Created by : DET TERRY KING, 2:46 pm 26/05/2011
CAN Accepted by : SGT DAVID WESTGARTH
Apprehended : 2:35 pm on 26/05/2011
Charging station : Surry Hills
Apprehended by : DET SCOTT KELLY (42595), Leichhardt
DETAILS OF OFFENCE/S
Crimes Act 1900, Section 319
Law Part Code 1062 - SI
Do act etc with intent to pervert the course of justice
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm 10/05/2010 at Sydney
That Janice MEYER between 8 August 1985 and 14 August 1985 at Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, coerced Phoebe RAINER to provide false and misleading infomtation, and to refrain from providing material information, to police and others with intent to pervert the course of justice.
So for brevity can we say: Janice (Eastgate) Meyer has been charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice?
I have nothing to add....just a chortle or two
Just a minor tidbit of info. Jan Eastgate appears in Source Magazine (Flag) circa June 2011 as having completed "OT preps". I believe she probably got a lot of sec checking.
^ Now that is interesting, though it doesn't seem possible? Jan was arrested in May 2011 and she was kept in Australia till at least her hearing on June 16th 2011.
Possibly some completions shenanigans?
Scientology lying about the qualifications of its senior management? Surely not?
Miscavige is a "clear" right? LOLOLOLOL
Clearly, Miscavige is a lot of things...
Will the hearing in May be the next meeting, or will Jan Eastgate have to attend the court before that?
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