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Coglan strikes again – Bad #casa witness in Quadrio affair

Coglan strikes again – The #casa witness in Quadrio affair, who gave, on his own statement, false statements about John Quadrio.

A similar situation occurred with Jack Pantovic last December 2015, when accusations were made that led to an AAT hearing in Cairns.

John lost his flying licence on this basis and #casa has failed to make amends since.

John Quadrio’s case:

A similar report is made by #casa’s prime witness, Ben Coglan, when he told John Moore, the #casa investigator for Quadrio. Remember, although Haslam never appears in this paperwork, an interview with John tells us that Haslam was in the background.




The story is below from today’s Cairns Post.

The woman, aged in her 40s, who does not want to be named, said she was virtually living in fear, was forced to uproot her life and a good job in the Far North and claimed the harassment had continued despite her move.

The offender, Benjamin James Coglan, 31, was sentenced in court in June for a number of offences against her, including one instance where he posed as a Cairns detective and convinced the woman’s daughter to pass on her new contact details.

The woman said he continued to email several times a week and had attempted to find her address in Brisbane.

“Having to move from Cairns was pretty much the ultimate straw,” she said.

“It was very stressful having to move from a job I love and friends. I’d been there for 10 years.

“I’ve had to change my phone number three times. He got my work number in Brisbane and I had to change that.”

She said the pair dated briefly after meeting online in 2015, when he passed himself off as a pilot and had the Jetstar logo tattooed on his arm.

She ended the relationship after about four months and he kicked in her car door.

She said she had been left furious with the legal system.

 At his sentence in June he was handed a jail sentence for four of the offences, but granted immediate release and given a 12-month intensive community order.

She said she continued to report the ongoing incidents to police, but felt it was falling on deaf ears.

“I don’t think the police see it as a big deal,” she said.

“No one is corresponding with us and telling us what is going on.

“The advice I was given by police was if he does come to my door to call triple 0 and then it’s already too late.”

Her current partner, who also did not want to be named, described Coglan as a “sicko” whose behaviour has had permanent effects.

“If anyone contacts her who she doesn’t know we have to assume it’s Ben and that’s not a life to live,” he said.

“The bottom line is he’s a germ and he won’t back off.”

The Cairns Post understands Coglan is facing two other charges in relation to the woman and is due to face Cairns Magistrates Court again on October 21.

Far North police Det Acting Insp Mick Gooiker said persistent stalking incidents were a major concern.

“Police will always treat these matters seriously,” he said.

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