Tuesday 4 September 2007

Women's underwear for Darwin mayor gets jail

Darwin's former lord mayor Peter Adamson, has been sentenced to two months in prison, because he used stolen council funds to buy a fridge, women's underwear and a Darth Vader voice distorter.

Every mayor needs a Voice Distorter, I know, I've witnessed many a Council meeting.

However, he walked free from court, maintaining he was innocent. Peter Adamson posted $2,000 bail (not from Council funds) ahead of an appeal.

His lawyer said he was clumsy and foolish. However the NT Magistrate lambasted the former mayor. "I don't think much of your defence, quite frankly. Had you pleaded guilty and had you shown some remorse you could have had the chance of a suspended imprisonment," said the Judge.

The mayor went on a spending spree with stolen council funds buying a $910 fridge, which turned up in an East Timorese thrift store about four months later; women's underwear, a the Star Wars voice distorter, and a punching bag.

I hope he won't take the underwear to prison.

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