13 Dec 2012

Police may appeal ruling in SFO lawyer case

3:23 pm on 13 December 2012

Police are considering appealing against a judge's decision to discharge a former chief prosecutor of the Serious Fraud Office without conviction.

Anita Killeen pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery charges Auckland District Court earlier this week.

Ms Killeen escaped conviction after it was revealed that she was suffering severe psychological side-effects from a fertility drug.

The charges were laid after an email, made to look like it had been written by the SFO's former chief executive Adam Feeley, was sent it to the media.

Judge Mary Beth Sharp said it appeared Ms Killeen did send the email, even though she did not remember.

Police have a month to file an application.