Prosecutors say Tim Meehan part of scheme that netted his law firm ‘almost certainly well in excess of $600,000’

A high-profile Brisbane solicitor set to be jailed for fraud has confessed to pocketing criminal proceeds as part of an alleged scheme that prosecutors said netted his law firm “almost certainly well in excess of $600,000” in secret cash payments from clients.

Tim Meehan, who acted for Daniel Morcombe’s killer, Brett Cowan, is due to be sentenced in Queensland’s supreme court on Friday after pleading guilty to nine counts of fraud in aggravated circumstances.

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