Journalist gave Bruce Lehrmann’s contact details to inquiry head examining prosecution, court hears

Walter Sofronoff’s interactions with The Australian’s Janet Albrechtsen raised during challenge to findings made against former ACT DPP

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Walter Sofronoff maintained “extensive communication” with a columnist at The Australian – who provided Bruce Lehrmann’s contact details and passed him information – while examining the failed prosecution, a court has been told.

The former Queensland judge’s 273 interactions with Janet Albrechtsen over seven months were raised as part of a legal challenge by the former ACT director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, who seeks to quash the ACT board of inquiry’s findings.

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