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Former CSIRO executive Mark Wallis argues for non full-time custodial sentence due to health risks of contracting COVID in jail

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By Toby Vue
Updated May 7 2022 - 12:40am, first published May 6 2022 - 3:29am
Mark Wallis, left, leaves court with his solicitor, Michael Kukulies-Smith, on a previous ocassion. Picture: Blake Foden

The lawyer for a former CSIRO executive who deceived the federal government agency for half a decade to obtain more than $322,000 worth of personal items has argued for no actual time behind bars due to fears the offender's poor immune system would lead to "quite severe" consequences if he contracted COVID in jail.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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