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Josh Hoch case goes to District Court

The Josh Hoch case goes to District Court in Mt. Isa. There is much more to see here.

Below is the summary so far. My question is simply: Where is CA$A in this saga??

Serious breaches of Civil Aviation Act by Josh Hoch

Josh Hoch, #casa, Queensland Police update

 


Josh Hoch and Nichole Limburg case sent to the district court

Mr Hoch was arrested by Mount Isa detectives on January 24, 2017 and was charged with 342 offences – mostly fraud related.

February 5, the DPP dropped two charges and seven more, mostly log book charges would remain with the magistrates court at a date of September 16, when the district court is expected to finish, but most charges will now be heard at the district court at a date to be determined.

Neither Mr Hoch nor Ms Limburg attended Wednesday’s court session and their bail was enlarged until September 15.


Crunch time for Josh Hoch and Nichole Limburg case

The case of Hoch and Limburg was heard in Mount Isa Magistrates Court today.

The case of Hoch and Limburg was heard in Mount Isa Magistrates Court today.

On Wednesday November 27, Mount Isa Magistrates Court briefly heard the charges against former local pilot Josh Hoch and his employee Nichole Ellen Limburg that involve tampering with aircraft and fraud.

Mr Hoch and Ms Limburg’s solicitor Morgan Whelan confirmed the office had disclosed a list of witnesses to the Commonwealth DPP on November 18, however had not disclosed the application for cross examination by deadline.

“Given the volume of material we anticipate that we will be able to provide the cross examination material hopefully by early next week,” Ms Whelan said.

When asked by Magistrate Trinity McGarvie why it was not disclosed by the November 18 deadline Ms Whelan said “we have partially complied with it.”

Commonwealth DPP and State DPP representative C. Moore confirmed the crown had received the list of witnesses at 4:56pm on November 18, but did not oppose the defence taking more time to prepare documents before the next court date of January 22.

“By that date I expect to have received it and both crowns to have provided their response to what they have consented and opposed to,” Mr Moore said.

Magistrate McGarvie said if applications were not filed she would have great difficulty in being satisfied after a two year delay that there was any reason to cross examine.

“My directions are for the filing and serving to cross examine witnesses is enlarged until the 15th of January 2020,” Magistrate McGarvie said.

“If failing, the matter will be listed for a hand up committal without cross examination on January 22, 2020 at 12pm.

“In those circumstances I will order that the personal appearance of the defendants is required on that day.”

Mr Hoch was arrested by Mount Isa detectives on January 24, 2017 and was charged with 342 offences – mostly fraud related.

Other charges include 64 charges of general dishonesty obtaining gain, 51 charges of dishonesty gain benefit, 99 charges operation of an aircraft results in contravention of air operators certificate, and 5 charges of endangering the safety of a person in a vehicle with intent; and more.

Ms Limburg was charged with one count of fraud by employee, associated with Mr Hoch’s case.


Hoch and Limburg cases on hold until matters finalised in Supreme Court

Mount Isa Magistrates Court heard the charges against Josh Hoch and Nichole Ellen Limburg as the DPP updated the court in a committal mention on Wednesday, July 17.

The DPP advised the court that the 343 charges against Mr Hoch and one charge against Ms Limburg could not progress due to constitutional matters being heard in the Townsville Supreme Court.

“There is a constitutional challenge to some of the state charges, and the committal mention cannot progress until those matters are finalised,” the DPP said.

“The constitutional matters are sitting on August 8-9 in Townsville Supreme Court, there was a mention in Supreme Court on July 16 and it was told that both parties are ready to proceed on that date.

“With respect to these matters in Magistrates Court, we will need to await the outcome of the constitutional argument first.”

The committal mention of Mr Hoch and Ms Limburg was adjourned until Wednesday, October 16.

Josh Hoch faces 343 charges including counts of endangering the safety of a person in a vehicle with intent, falsification of documents, and fraud; and Nichole Ellen Limburg faces one charge of fraud after a protracted multi-agency investigation was conducted in January 2017


Josh Hoch’s case ‘has had more starts then Phar Lap’

JOSH HOCH: The commital hearing was scheduled for April 18. Photo: Supplied

JOSH HOCH: The commital hearing was scheduled for April 18. Photo: Supplied

His case was adjourned until April 18 and if no notices are issued at this hea

Magistrate James Morton said the case had been stalling for too long.

“This case has had more starts then Phar Lap,” he said

“It’s been ongoing since I started in Mount Isa two years ago, now I’m about to leave.”

Mr Hoch was arrested by Mount Isa detectives on January 24, 2017 and was charged with 342 offences – mostly fraud related.

Five of those charges are more serious allegations of deliberating tampering with airplanes.

Other charges include 64 charges of general dishonesty obtaining gain, 51 charges of dishonesty gain benefit, 95 charges not authorised to perform duty as well as forging documents with intent to defraud and failing to keep personal log book.

Nichole Ellen Limburg will also face court on April 18, with a fraud charge associated with Mr Hoch’s case.


 

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