HE is infamous for deceit and duplicity, but managed to avoid jail time after a Sydney District Court judge this week found him to be of good character.
Now the Newcastle Herald can reveal the evidence that helped con man Lemuel Page keep his freedom.
Nine character references supplied to Judge Julia Baly, SC, were instrumental in helping her form the opinion that Page was of good character and selling a fake diamond ring to a close friend was out of character.
Pages long-term partner, Newcastle podiatrist Renay Bull, provided a glowing four-page account of his attributes. He is a very honest hard working individual, Ms Bull wrote. He always goes out of his way to help people and offer assistance … Unfortunately people have over the years…