- Di Fingleton -

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  • Fingleton: my brush with rough justice
    THE jury foreman's reply of ``guilty'' was like a whiplash across her face, but the full realisation of her hopeless predicament was to strike Di Fingleton through the personal indignity and degradation that followed. During her eight years on the... read more
  • `Life begins again' as Fingleton exonerated
    Former Queensland chief magistrate Di Fingleton, who spent six months in jail for threatening a subordinate, was exonerated yesterday by the High Court, reports Tony Koch THE ringing of a tiny red mobile phone in an inner-city Brisbane motel room at... read more
    Di Fingleton, whose conviction was quashed by the High Court yesterday, is ready to start a new life, writes Tony Koch HER world had collapsed. At 56, she was in prison, a middle-class pinnacle of her profession, an upholder of the law among... read more
  • Life begins again' as Fingleton in the clear
    THE ringing of a tiny red mobile phone in an inner-city Brisbane motel room at 9.40am yesterday had an explosive effect in the quiet chamber. Di Fingleton's husband, John McGrath, said: ``Do you want to take the call?'' ``No,'' she replied in... read more
  • Fingleton appeal ruling today
    THE High Court will decide today whether former Queensland chief magistrate Di Fingleton -- who completed an 18-month suspended sentence this month following six months in jail -- should have been charged with threatening a subordinate magistrate. The... read more
  • High Court slams case against ex-magistrate
    HIGH Court judge yesterday slammed the Queensland justice system's handling of the case that led to the conviction and jailing of the state's chief magistrate, declaring it was ``fairly weak''. Just after Justice Michael McHugh made his... read more
  • Ugly brawling before Fingleton's fall
    QUEENSLAND'S Chief Magistrate, Di Fingleton, is today in prison serving the third day of her 12-month sentence. In June 1999, her predecessor, Stan Deer, resigned after holding the position for 11 years. His departure followed months of bitter public... read more
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