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

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

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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