The former boss of Meals on Wheels Tasmania, who stole $111,000 from the charity while experiencing medication-induced impulsive behaviour, has dodged serving jail time.
Sean Peter Burk, 62, spent the money, taken between July 2012 and February 2017, on chats with adult workers, food and other personal expenses.
He gave about $20,000 to a woman overseas who he thought he was in a relationship with.
Sean Peter Burk, 62, spent the money, taken between July 2012 and February 2017, on chats with adult workers, food and other personal expenses
Burk started taking dopamine-based drug sifrol for Parkinson’s disease in 2013, which caused him to develop impulse issues and a sex addiction.
‘Because the offending coincided with the administration of this drug, I’m prepared to accept your conduct was out of of character,’ Justice Michael Brett told the Supreme Court in Hobart via video link on Wednesday.
Burk was sentenced to 18 months’ home detention having earlier pleaded to guilty to dishonestly acquiring the money.
Justice Brett said there was established medical evidence that a lack of impulse control was a side effect of sifrol.
He described the stealing as a ‘grave and ongoing’ breach of trust which would have impacted the charity’s capacity to help vulnerable people.
But Brett also said he was satisfied Burk would not re-offend as he was no longer taking the drug.
Burk, who worked in financial positions at various organisations, became CEO at Meal on Wheels Tasmania in February 2011.
He stole the money by claiming more than his entitlements through a salary sacrificing package.
‘Anything Know More About Brett Lee Wife than a cursory look would have revealed (the offending),’ Justice Brett said, describing the theft as systematic but not sophisticated.
Burk was caught when a financial officer at the charity became aware of discrepancies.
Justice Brett noted Burk had shown remorse by taking steps to borrow $20,000 and pay some of the money back.
He also said ongoing Parkinson’s treatment would have been difficult to administer in prison, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Brett ordered Burk to pay the majority of the stolen money back to Meals on Wheels and an insurance company.
Villanova coach Jay Wright shot down any speculation Know More About Brett Lee Wife his interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.
“I am not a candidate for the job,” he posted on Twitter.
“I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”
Wright, who led the suburban Philadelphia school to NCAA Tournament championships in 2016 and 2018, was rumored as a possible replacement for Brett Brown.
Sixers general manager Elton Brand fired Brown on Aug.
Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer has emerged as an unexpected sex symbol of the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Brett Sutton has amassed thousands of female followers since the pandemic took hold, with one photo in particular setting tongues wagging.
Fans of Prof Sutton, who has fronted near-daily press conferences during the crisis, call themselves ‘Sutttonettes’.
Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Brett Sutton (pictured) has emerged as an unexpected sex symbol of the nation’s coronavirus pandemic
Sutton’s (pictured left with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews) as made almost daily appearance in press conferences
He is known to these women as ‘Sexysutton’, ‘Chief Swoon officer’, ‘Dr Brett McHun’k and ‘CHOttie’.
The past few weeks fans have come together on social media to offer support for the hardworking professor, from Facebook to Twitter and even TikTok.
One Facebook group, ‘Brett Sutton is Hot’, has Know More About Brett Lee Wife than 9,000 followers, while the less popular ‘Brett Sutton Fan Club’ has 2,000 members and growing.
Some fans were so besotted with the medical officer they designed a line of kitchenware, linen and t-shirts with his face on them.
The highly respected Professor is known to his female fans as ‘Sexysutton’, ‘Chief Swoon officer’, ‘Dr Brett McHun’k and ‘CHOttie’
Across the fan pages women are sharing photographs and video clips of Professor Sutton, with one particular photo from his past emerging time and time again
Another photo of him in 2005 wearing an earring is also proving particularly popular
Across the fan pages women share photographs and video clips of Prof Sutton, with one image from his past emerging time and time again.
The photograph features a young Prof Sutton in a sleeveless shirt with flowing shoulder-length hair staring directly into the camera.
Some fans likened the young medical professional to Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder or Australian rock legend Michael Hutchence in his heyday.
‘Ok, I’m sold!
I was always wondering why I found Prof Brett Sutton alluringly familiar… there’s a bit of Eddie there,’ one woman wrote.
‘Let’s clone him,’ another swooned.
‘Take me back to 1991.’
Victoria’s top medical adviser was only 20 at the time, working in Zanzibar in 1991 as part of an overseas stint before returning to Australia.
Another photo of him in 2005 wearing an earring has proved particularly popular.
While his good looks are the driving force behind his new cult status, his calm demeanour and handling of the crisis haven’t gone unnoticed.
One woman described his ‘sultry soothing tones’ while another spoke of his ‘wonderfully calming face’ which made her ‘feel really safe listening to him.’
When false rumours swirled last week Prof Sutton had resigned, fans went into meltdown.
Dozens of memes have been inspired by the clinician since his raise to fame during the COVID-19 crisis
While his good looks are the driving force behind his new cult status, his calm demeanour and handling of the crisis haven’t gone unnoticed
‘There will mayhem on the streets of Victoria if he does..
women will protest… it will be ANARCHY I tell you!’ one woman wrote.
‘Seriously, he can’t leave we depend on him, we need him!’
But fans were pleased to discover Prof Sutton was simply taking a two-day reprieve from his role as the state’s top medical adviser.
Some fans were so besotted with the medical officer they designed a line of homewares including kitchenware, linen and t-shirts with his face on them
If Brett Morris is going to play on in 2021, it won’t be for any other NRL club than the Roosters.
In his second season at the club and his first reunited with his twin Josh, the 33-year-old said he is feeling refreshed and excited about a potential 16th NRL season.
The pair are both keen to kick on together in 2021, but Brett has told his manager he’s not interested in going anywhere else – he wants to stay at Bondi.
“Yep, that’s what I’ve told my manager if I do play on it won’t be for anyone else,” he said after Thursday’s 24-20 loss to Canberra.
“I won’t be taking offers elsewhere.
“This club gave me a lifeline and since then it’s been the best two years of my career in all honesty.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s something that discussions are happening and when they’re finished I’m sure you guys will Know More About Brett Lee Wife about it.”
With a premiership already under his belt, the opportunity exists for the twins to win a grand final together for the first time.
It would be the first premiership for Josh who missed out in 2012 and 2014 with Canterbury.
Since Josh joined the club from Cronulla in round three, the pair have been in blinding form, winding back the clock to their representative days, which Brett confirms are over.
And while he came into the season thinking this could be his last, things change.
“I’m not going to let age dictate what I do, it’s about football, what’s happening on the field, am I still enjoying it, there’s a lot of factors that go into it,” Brett said.
“Do my family still enjoy coming to the footy? It’s a big effort taking three kids to the footy. I don’t have to do it but my wife does.
“Some days are tougher than others.
“There’s a lot of different factors that come into the decision.
“At the start of the year I probably would have said yeah, I’ve had a good career, I’ll finish at the end of this year, see you later, happy days.
“Obviously with the footy that I’m playing, it’s making it hard.”
Through June 28
1, Bernhard Langer, $528,137.
2, Brett Quigley, $481,687. 3, Ernie Els, $450,030. 4, Miguel Angel Jiménez, $443,732. 5, Scott Parel, $435,737. 6, Fred Couples, $423,467. 7, Woody Austin, $336,740. 8, Kevin Sutherland, $294,931. 9, Doug Barron, $247,094. 10, Stephen Ames, $222,632.
1, Fred Couples, 67.42.
2 (tie), Ernie Els and Robert Karlsson, 68.00. 4, Bernhard Langer, 68.07. 5, Brett Quigley, 68.17. 6 (tie), Bob Estes and Kevin Sutherland, 68.33. 8, Woody Austin, 68.40. 9, Scott Parel, 68.60. 10, Miguel Angel Jiménez, 68.87.
1, John Huston, 299.8.
2, Retief Goosen, 298.8. 3, Darren Clarke, 298.0. 4, John Daly, 297.6. 5, Brandt Jobe, 297.1. 6, Scott McCarron, 297.0. 7, Robert Karlsson, 296.3. 8, Kenny Perry, 296.2. 9, Fred Couples, 295.9. 10, Ángel Cabrera, 293.8.
1, Bart Bryant, 86.51%.
2, Fred Funk, 82.74%. 3, Hale Irwin, 81.75%. 4 (tie), Olin Browne and Colin Montgomerie, 80.95%. 6, Jerry Kelly, 80.36%. 7, Stephen Ames, 79.46%. 8, Joe Durant, 79.17%. 9, 5 tied with 78.57%.
1, Tom Lehman, 77.31%. 2, Ernie Els, 77.16%. 3, Kevin Sutherland, 76.85%.
4, Stephen Leaney, 74.69%. 5 (tie), Marco Dawson, Scott Parel and Brett Quigley, 74.07%. 8, Fred Couples, 73.61%. 9, Robert Karlsson, 73.46%. 10, 3 tied with 72.84%.
1, Rod Pampling, 21. 2, Stephen Ames, 26. 3 (tie), Darren Clarke and Bob Estes, 37.
5 (tie), Robert Karlsson and Kenny Perry, 41. 7, Kevin Sutherland, 47. 8 (tie), Retief Goosen and Tom Lehman, 48. 10, Bernhard Langer, 50.
1, Bernhard Langer, 1.647. 2, José María Olazábal, 1.657. 3, Miguel Angel Jiménez, 1.669. 4, Woody Austin, 1.671.
5, Brett Quigley, 1.675. 6, Fred Couples, 1.679. 7 (tie), Chris DiMarco and Wes Short, Jr., 1.683. 9, Bob Estes, 1.684. 10, Olin Browne, 1.687.
1, Brett Quigley, 5.42. 2, Bernhard Langer, 5.20. 3, Woody Austin, 5.00. 4, Kevin Sutherland, 4.93.
5, Fred Couples, 4.92. 6, Stephen Ames, 4.91. 7, Ernie Els, 4.89. 8, Miguel Angel Jiménez, 4.87. 9, Robert Karlsson, 4.78. 10, 3 tied with 4.67.
1, Ernie Els, 40.5. 2 (tie), Woody Austin and John Huston, 54.0. 4 (tie), Retief Goosen and Ken Tanigawa, 67.5.
6 (tie), Darren Clarke, Fred Couples and Gene Sauers, 72.0. 9, 2 tied with 81.0.
1 (tie), Olin Browne and Chris DiMarco, 80.00%. 3 (tie), Lee Janzen and Billy Mayfair, 75.00%. 5, Fred Funk, 72.73%. 6, José María Olazábal, 70.00%.
7, Loren Roberts, 69.57%. 8, Tim Herron, 69.23%. 9, Paul Broadhurst, 68.75%. 10, Miguel Angel Jiménez, 68.42%.
1, Fred Couples, 118. 2, Bernhard Langer, 129. 3, Miguel Angel Jiménez, 130. 4, Ernie Els, 133. 5, Darren Clarke, 137. 6, Kevin Sutherland, 146.
7, Woody Austin, 153. 8, Know More About Brett Lee Wife Quigley, 156. 9, Robert Karlsson, 161. 10, Scott McCarron, 164.