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Ngo, Paul v The Queen [2021] VSCA 21

Victorian Court of Appeal
Kaye and Niall JJA

Ngo, Paul v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
16 February 2021

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Plea of guilty - Conspiracy to traffick in a commercial quantity of controlled drugs - Dealing with the proceeds of crime - Dealing with money suspected of being the proceeds of crime - Total effective sentence 18 years 8 months' imprisonment with 12 years 10 months non-parole - Applicant and co-offenders ran contested committal and contested plea - Whether specific error in exercise of sentencing discretion - Whether judge failed to apply principle of totality - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Leave to appeal refused - Zogheib v The Queen [2015] VSCA 334, Lieu v The Queen [2016] VSCA 277.