First Terry Tremaine, now, in less than a week, Fredrick Toben ends up going to jail on contempt charges.
See what happens when you're friends with Paul Fromm.
August 13, 2009 04:55pm
HOLOCAUST "revisionist" Fredrick Toben has finally been silenced and jailed for repeatedly insulting and abusing the Jewish race via the Internet.
The Full Court of the Federal Court this afternoon rejected an appeal, filed by the self-styled "revisionist historian", against his three-month sentence for contempt of court.
As the court rose following its decision, Toben stood up and said: "Your Honours, may I just say something to you?"
Justice Jeffrey Spender, who had spent eight hours listening to Toben's rhetoric, replied: "No."
In April, Toben was found guilty of 24 counts of contempt of court.
Justice Bruce Lander ruled Toben had acted "wilfully and contumaciously" by uploading to his website articles implying Jewish people offended by Holocaust denial were of "limited intelligence".
Other articles had claimed that some Jewish people "exaggerated" the Holocaust "for improper motives".
Toben repeatedly claimed he had no fear of being jailed.
"Why should I regret anything?" he said outside court in April.
"If you believe in something and you want to have the freedom to express your opinion, then you should be prepared to make sacrifices."
Justice Lander subsequently imposed a three-month jail term – the activation of which was delayed pending an appeal.
Yesterday, counsel for Toben argued that penalty was too severe, and asked the finding of contempt be thrown out.
In the lead judgment, Justice Spender dismissed both applications.
"This is not a case concerning the Holocaust, or gas chambers, or the Jews," he said.
"This case was and is about the orders of the court... and obedience to the orders of the court is not optional."
He said Toben had committed "the most serious" contempt "in a serial way".
"Given the seriousness and repetitiveness of the contempt, a three-month sentence cannot be said – by any stretch of the imagination – to be excessive or unwarranted," he said.
Three Australian Federal Police officers met Toben outside the court, arrested him and led him to a waiting car.
It is understood he will serve his sentence at Yatala Labour Prison.So as Toben languishes in prison for the next three months, and Tremaine for however long, Paulie will continue to drink his red wine.
And although he will make a big stink out of this publicly, he's really not concerned so long as those donations to keep him in red wine keep rolling in. His real attitude towards Toben and Tremaine?
Come on. Deep down, you know that we're right. Just ask John Beattie who doesn't have much nice to say about Paulie:
Everyone is being ever so polite. The great one in question [Paul Fromm] simply does not want anyone else to be heard, or notated, other than himself. Always was his way, and always will be his way. Gads I never thought others too would see this light of day. Pompous one man shows line pockets, but do not contribute one iota to saving our race. You can not drive a car with a license ending in 88, and wave the Union Jack at the same time, unless you are a huckster.