EMBATTLED criminal defense attorney Campbell MacCallum has taken the court to court to represent a client less than 24 hours after being charged with serious criminal charges.
MacCallum, the director of Moloney MacCallum Abdelshahied Lawyers, was charged with money laundering, fraud and drugs by the Crime and Corruption Commission on Wednesday.
The charges came after a 16-month investigation into the company. The charges will be brought to trial next month.
MacCallum was back at work Thursday morning, representing a client in Southport Magistrates Court.
He was seen chatting happily with fellow attorneys while waiting for the trial to begin.
MacCallum then defended his client Jacqueline Stahl, who is charged with unlawful possession of a relevant substance.
It is believed that she was found in her home in Surfers Paradise with a small amount of the drug GBL, similar to what is imagined.
MacCallum appeared unaffected by the charges and gave Stahl a full defense.
The lawyer, known for his brightly colored suits and love of pink, kept his wardrobe mute on Thursday, wearing a light gray suit.
When asked if he was about to say anything when he left the courthouse, MacCallum simply shook his head.
Campbell MacCallum leaves the Southport Courthouse the day after being charged with money laundering and fraud.
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The past year has been eventful for MacCallum and his law firm.
His employee Shaune Irving was charged with perjury and made a false statement. Irving was charged with money laundering and theft in October.
Last month three clients of Moloney MacCallum Abdelshahied Lawyers, including alleged Mongolian Bikie Harley Barbaro, were charged with perjury by the CCC.
Also last month, MacCallum’s business partner Antonoius Abdelshahied moved to a new law firm, Abdelshahied Lawyers.
At the time, MacCallum said he was “unaware that he (Mr. Abdelshahied) is a director of another law firm, but good luck to him”.
Mr. Abdelshahied has since set up a website and set up offices in Bundall.
Photos and biography of Mr. Abdelshahied have been removed from Moloney MacCallum Abdelshahied’s attorneys website.
Originally published as a competitive attorney on the working day after indictment