ADF officer in court over rocket launcher theft
Posted Thu Apr 5, 2007 5:48pm AEST
Updated Thu Apr 5, 2007 7:08pm AEST
Two men have appeared in a Sydney court to face charges over the theft of eight rocket launchers from a Defence Forces depot in Sydney.
Forty-six-year-old Shane Della Vedova is a captain working in munitions.
He was brought into the dock after his co-accused, 39-year-old Dean Taylor, a former Defence Force member.
Both men bear the clean-cut and fit look of army officers.
The magistrate has been surprised by an application from the Defence Forces for Captain Della Vedova to be released into its custody.
The lawyer for Taylor says the allegations go back to 2002 and the witnesses may be unreliable.
He says the serious charges will be denied