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Australia Vic CFO faces jail for missing jury duty

20:50  11 january  2017
20:50  11 january  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Face Fines, Jail Time. By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on October 13, 2011 5:48 AM. Unless you're really enamored with the law, most Americans dread getting a jury summons in the mail. This might sound extreme, but almost all jurisdictions have punishments for missed jury duty .

Supreme Court, Melbourne © Tom Cockrem/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images Supreme Court, Melbourne The CFO of a Victorian company faces an anxious wait to find out if he will be jailed for putting his business before jury duty.

Powerwrap chief financial officer Sean Slattery faces up to three months of imprisonment, or more than $4000 in fines, for not attending jury service in Melbourne last year.

Slattery appeared before the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, which granted an application by the Juries Commissioner for penalties against him.

Slattery, who represented himself, did not dispute the charge against him and says work commitments prevented him from attending jury service.

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High-flying executive who skipped jury duty because he was too busy at work avoids jail but is fined Sean Slattery, CFO of Melbourne company Powerwrap, skipped jury duty in 2016 Mr Slattery said he skipped duty because he had to meet with potential investors A Melbourne executive has avoided jail for skipping jury duty because he had to work on his

The CFO said Powerwrap was on the verge of an initial public offer and he was required to meet with potential investors on October 12, the same day he was due to attend court.

But Justice John Forrest said the court "cannot operate on the whims of commercial interests".

Slattery had applied for a deferral of jury service, but this was knocked back by the Juries Commissioner because he had already been granted a deferral in May.

Justice Forrest warned Slattery that he was considering a term of imprisonment as punishment.

Slattery has been advised to seek legal advice before he returns to court for submissions about penalties on Monday.

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