Saturday, March 28, 2009


Dr Megumi Ogawa lectures in the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University. Ogawa has issues, legal and otherwise:
Brisbane District Court Judge Stuart Durward sentenced Megumi Ogawa, 41, to four months' jail for her "disgusting behaviour" during her trial.

Judge Durward charged Ogawa with contempt just moments after a jury found her guilty of two counts of each of using a carriage service to harass and using a carriage service to threaten to kill Australian Federal Court officials in 2006.

During the trial, the court was told Ogawa... sent 83 emails and made 176 phone calls to Federal Court staff. During some of the contact, she made threats to kill registry staff.

She refused legal representation at the start of her trial, electing instead to represent herself. However, she was repeatedly kicked out of court for screaming, making disparaging comments about the justice system and wrestling with corrective services officers.

She also flashed her bottom on one occasion when being dragged into court.
She was feisty to the end:
Judge Durward read out his full sentencing remarks in Ogawa's absence before the screaming lecturer was brought into the court room so she could be told her fate.

Ogawa had to be carried into the dock by three corrective services officers who had to hold her down as she was sentenced.
Now for the really funny part:
She will be released on a good behaviour bond in September.


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