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Media companies plead guilty to contempt regarding George Pell case as other charges dropped

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In return for the guilty pleas, the prosecution will withdraw other charges against 27 individuals and their employers

Media companies have admitted breaching a suppression order when reporting on the verdicts of George Pell’s 2018 trial but other contempt charges have been dismissed along with all charges against individual reporters and editors.

The Victorian supreme court heard on Monday that the director of public prosecutions would withdraw the vast majority of charges against 27 individuals and their employers.

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