Police informant known as lawyer X claims that she is too ill to receive a royal commission because she has chronic mental anxiety and a severe stress disorder.
- Nicola Gobbo's lawyer said she is in a lot of pain and cannot provide any evidence
- Gobbo & # 39; s lawyer Rishi Nathwani also said that her health situation is unlikely to change
- Anyone who does not testify at a royal commission is in prison for 6 months
Nicola Gobbo says she is too unwell to testify at a royal commission resulting from the Lawyer X scandal, citing & # 39; mental anxiety & # 39 ;, chronic pain and severe stress disorder.
But Commissioner Margaret McMurdo wants to prove that the former gangland lawyer who has become a police informant does not pretend to be symptoms.
On Friday, Ms. Gobbo & # 39; s lawyer Rishi Nathwani submitted reports from psychologists, psychiatrists and pain experts and noted that her health problems & # 39; would not likely change in the near future & # 39; and that the & # 39; not conducive & # 39; was for her to testify.
In February, the committee gave Ms Gobbo a notice to state that she wished to cooperate.
Nicola Gobbo (photo) says she is too unwell to testify at a royal commission resulting from the Lawyer X scandal and quotes & # 39; mental anxiety & # 39 ;, chronic pain and severe stress disorder
After hearing the final comments, Commissioner McMurdo gave Ms. Gobbo fourteen days to prepare further medical reports, including if and when she would be good enough to testify.
Commissioner McMurdo noted that a report suggested that the & # 39; therapeutic & # 39; could be for her to pass on her version of events.
She also asked doctors to show transcripts from the royal commission to see if the details changed their opinion.
& # 39; In the past there has been a recording by (Mrs. Gobbo) speaking to police officers in which she appears to state that she is willing to monitor that she is fighting medical symptoms to get a suspension in court, & # 39 ; said Mrs. McMurdo.
& # 39; I would like the transcript to be shown to the doctors and informed or to influence their opinion. & # 39;
Nathwani said, however, that the reports related to Mrs. Gobbo's medical history from 2008, after the recordings had been made, and that she had been diagnosed with a severe stress disorder and chronic neuropathic facial pain and headache.
He said the & # 39; moderate to severe & # 39; pain levels of Mrs. Gobbo had greatly influenced her life & that she was too unwell to focus on the witnessing task.
The copy commissioner McMurdo wants to show that the doctors of Mrs. Gobbo have a conversation between the informant and two of her supervisors.
In the transcript, Ms. Gobbo said & # 39; I had a stroke & # 39; and & # 39; I think I have a headache & # 39; when she wanted to postpone a court hearing.
Also on Friday, Inspector Dale Flynn – who worked with Mrs. Gobbo on the time of a major gangland arrest – agreed that the & # 39; would be tumbled in investigators & # 39; never to bend & # 39; the lines & # 39; and focusing on finding the truth.
On Friday, Ms. Gobbo & # 39; s lawyer Rishi Nathwani submitted reports from psychologists, psychiatrists, and pain experts, and noted that her health problems & # 39; would not likely change in the near future & # 39; and that the & # 39; not conducive & # 39; was for her to testify (photo: Mrs. Gobbo)
& # 39; There are probably things that, if I had my time again, I would change, & # 39; he said during the discussion about & # 39; ethical offenses & # 39; and Mrs. Gobbo & # 39; s pressure as a representative of a criminal who would testify against another of her clients.
The question whether Mrs. Gobbo testifies at the Royal Commission will be discussed again on October 4.
If it does provide evidence, this is probably done by telephone and not personally.
According to the law, a person who is not present at a royal commission after a notification can be ordered to pay by the Supreme Court can be fined up to $ 1000 or spend up to six months in prison.
The committee will now break until the next round of hearings begins on September 30.
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