Security breached as former
prostitute pilfers Einfeld police transcript
September 23, 2010
Marie Christos ... on a
mission to find the interview.
Photo: Peter Rae
It took a
former prostitute just a few days to pilfer
sensitive computer files and find what she
wanted: the nine-page police interview of
the disgraced former judge Marcus Einfeld.
The breach of
security by Marie Christos, who was linked
to the Einfeld court case, occurred while
she worked as a typist at APT
Transcriptions, a company with lucrative
contracts with the police and justice
departments and the Independent Commission
became embroiled in the Einfeld case after
she found documents in the bin of her former
lover and Einfeld's then solicitor, Michael
investigation recently revealed that APT
Transcriptions was awarded these contracts
despite the owner's father, Paul Devine,
being a former detective who the ICAC had
found guilty of corruption over a huge
racket in confidential personal records 18
said she worked for APT for three months in
Renee Quinn interviewed and hired me. There
was no police check done and she boasted
that they typed the Marcus Einfeld
interview,'' Ms Christos told the Herald.
''I made it my
mission to find it and I was surprised that
it was still on the system because it was
typed two months earlier.''
also accessed the 22-page interview of
Angela Liati, who was convicted of lying
over the Einfeld speeding affair that landed
the former Federal Court judge in jail last
APT has a
three-year contract with the ICAC. It also
has a contract with the Department of
Justice and Attorney-General and is under
contract with the NSW Police Force until
NSW police and
the Justice Department require police checks
of employees but the ICAC would not say
whether it does.
APT employee, who did not want to be named,
said she never had a check and had a
criminal record for drug use.
said typists would call out about
''interesting'' interviews with suspects -
which ranged from break and enter to child
sex assaults to Police Integrity Commission
matters - and everyone would listen.
first interview [that I typed] was of Scott
Orrock and another bikie gang member. I
thought it was hilarious because Orrock was
shot in the knee and the police arrested him
because he refused to tell them who shot
him,'' she said.
Ms Christos is
the fifth former employee, but the only one
to go on record, to say that Mrs Quinn's
father, Paul Devine, was regularly at the
APT offices and her mother, Janet Devine,
prepared the weekly pay slips, contrary to
what the company told the ICAC during
came in at other odd times, too, with other
men who also looked like detectives,'' Ms
Quinn again denied her parents had any
involvement in APT.
''police record checks are conducted on
explain how Ms Christos was able to access
the Einfeld interview, she said:
''Interviews are not deleted but archived
after a period of time where access is not
available to all staff.''