The high profile lawyer of missing drug trafficker Tony Mokbel could face contempt of court charges over comments he made to the media during the trial.
In a new twist to the dramatic case, Justice Bill Gillard said today he would refer Con Heliotis, QC, to the solicitor-general's office to determine whether he committed contempt of court over comments made in a newspaper article.
Mr Heliotis was quoted as stating that he would withdraw from the trial and he did not know what had happened to his client, in a Herald Sun article last week.
The core of this is whether Con knew that Tone was going to do a runner and whether he knew this would sabotage the case. If it looked like Tone had met with misdadventure- then it's pretty hard to convict eh?
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