March 20, 2009

Einfeld goes to the big house

Ex-judge Marcus Einfeld will go to jail for a non-parole period of two years for perjury in relation to a speeding offense committed three years ago.

Small tip people: paying a $77 fine and copping some demerit points is often times a more noble sword to fall upon than making up elaborate stories about a long-dead woman driving your car at the time of the offense.

Back story here and sentencing here.


  1. What an imbesile.
    What an ultra maroon. Heh!

  2. Dumb as dog shit Kath.

    Mind you, there are worse liars who come to mind, such as OJ Simpson.

    The law is a funny old thing, but the judge knew that better than the rest of us, so he rolled the dice on the off chance, I suppose.

  3. Anonymous9:15 AM

    A deeply flawed man afterall. Or just mentally ill? Poor old Syd would not be so much rolling in his grave as dry wretching.

    Still. I know from first hand how tough it is to be an Einfeld. A weaker man would have cracked long ago.

  4. Einfeld in the 4 corners programme admits to lying, that's nothing new. I have known him to be lying since 1999. I have been telling the government authorities as well as the mainstream media for almost 10 years but it has fallen on deaf ears. I have asked my member of parliament to write on my behalf to the Attorney general and he would hopefully reconsider my case fraudulently judged by Einfeld. Amen

    Frank Nejad
    Victim of Einfeld and Rodney Adler Saga

  5. Geoff - I'm still perplexed about your comment. A weaker man? How much courage does it take to keep lying to cover up your own lies?

    It was pretty piss weak to write 82 paragraphs of fiction all for the sake of avoiding a small fine and 3 demerit points. Most people can't summon up more than 82 words to lie about a driving offence, and he invented a story 82 paragraphs long!

    Fariborz - I don't know about Einfeld's history as a judge, but I do know anyone would be hard pushed to gain attention let alone win a grievance against a judge. Adler was a piece of work.

  6. Anonymous8:07 AM

    I agree Caz.

    My point was to do with the family and what drives them. The point I was attempting was that something in Einfeld cracked about the time he retired from the bench, or perhaps immediately before, and it was this that led to the pathetic lying about speeding, the lies to cover the lies and the sickening hubris.

    Like the old butler in The Remains of the Day Einfeld had lost something.

    After watching his performance last night I'm not so sure. But one thing is for sure. I simply cannot explain or understand the incredible and enduring lack of judgement. I'm not qualified to even attempt it.

    So I'll shut up.

  7. I didn't see anything on telly Geoff, but did read in the papers that Einfeld continues to insist that he's a scrupulously honest man, and this little episode was a "mistake", he just made a mistake. Hubris? Yeah, he has some.

    I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, judges are uber experts at hair splitting.

  8. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Geoff and Caz, I just can't fathom why he did it either - what a stupid, stupid thing. Particularly for a lawyer and an ex-judge who should know better. As I've said back at my own blog, I think he started to believe that the rules were somehow different for him.

  9. L.E - maybe Geoff is right, something in Einfeld cracked when he left the bench.

    Nothing he has said suggests that he has any appreciation of the gravity of his offenses.

    Apart from the elaborate lies, and so on and so on, the man used the name of a dead woman in the first instance, someone with whom he had been friends. An appalling, distasteful act.

    Now he's being investigated for not wearing his seat belt ... while driving to court.


    A cognitive disconnect? Yes Geoff, you might well be on exactly the right track. Nothing else makes sense.