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Golriz Ghahraman’s court case reveals judicial connection

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Disgraced former Green MP Golriz Ghahraman faced court for shoplifting offences, not on the scheduled 20th March, but a week earlier. However, in a twist worthy of a Hollywood courtroom drama, it’s been revealed that the presiding judge, Maria Pecotic, and Ghahraman were once work colleagues. This potential conflict of interest is raising eyebrows. 

The evidence seemingly stems from mainstream media reports detailing the professional relationship between Pecotic and Ghahraman, including their prior collaboration on cases.

Could this past relationship influence the court’s judgement? The BFD’s Cam Slater says that this situation doesn’t just seem irregular; it smells of impropriety, raising questions about the fairness and integrity of the judicial process. 

With Ghahraman’s recent resignation from Parliament following a brief overseas escape, the circumstances of her court appearance and the judge’s decision not to recuse herself have fueled debates about justice and accountability. 

Read more over at The BFD

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