* They should lock up each and everyone of these pompous, phony cocksuckers and throw away they keys…
But at the same time he denies his untruths were part of a longstanding pattern of behaviour. “No, I’m not dishonest … I don’t think I’m the slightest bit dishonest. I just made a mistake.”
ForÂ at least two yearsÂ for lying. A huge fall for a professional moralist, former head of Human Rights Commission.
I can’t say I ever thought Einfeld was anything other than a sanctimonious blowhard, andÂ none of the following comes as much of a surprise:
He retired after 15 years as a Federal Court judge in 2001 and took on selected cases such as the wrongful detention of Vivian Alvarez Solon and Cornelia Rau. (He would declare he was acting pro bono but later charged the federal government $72,783.33 for his work on the Solon case.) …
The path to Einfeld’s personal destruction began on January 8, 2006, when his car was captured by a speed camera doing 60km/h in a 50km/h zone along Macpherson Street in Sydney’s Mosman. It was minor traffic offence that attracted a $77 fine and three demerit points.
He would sign a statutory declaration saying he had lent his car to an old friend, Teresa Brennan…. He was then confronted by a Daily Telegraph reporter with the fact that Brennan had been dead for three years….
As his story unravelled so did his CV… It emerged that he had bought degrees from American “universities”, had not been a director of Marks and Spencer and that his judgements adopted others’ work without attribution.
The public was reminded that his presidency of the Human Rights Commission came to an end soon after he was challenged for allegedly twice claiming compensation for the same property – an overcoat – lost on an overseas trip.
He had also falsely used the “I wasn’t driving excuse” on three previous occasions, blaming friends who were visiting from overseas. It would become known as the Einfeld defence…