A 61-year-old South Coogee man has been charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for using the postal service to harass a Federal Magistrates Court Justice and a retired Family Law Court Judge.
The man was arrested on Thursday January 24 and received bail. He will next appear in Downing Centre Local Court on February 21 2013.
The AFP will allege in court that the man sent threatening and harassing Christmas cards to the retired Family Law Court Judge and Federal Magistrates Court Justice following a Family Law Court matter.
It will also be alleged the man damaged property belonging to one of the Justices and forging Commonwealth documents.
The investigation commenced in October 2012 after an offensive word was spray painted on the private residence of the retired Family Law Court Judge.
The AFP arrested the 61-year old man on Thursday 24 January and he was subsequently charged with the following offences:
• One count of destroy or damage property, contrary to section 195(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW);
• Three counts of using a postal or similar service to menace, harass or cause offence, contrary to section 471.12 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and
• Four counts of forging a Commonwealth document in contravention of section 144.1 (5) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).
The maximum penalty for these offences is 10 years imprisonment.
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