Date of Entry: 01/01/20xx
Surname: Crowden
Christian Names: Ian Ronald
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Gold Coast
Service #: Nil
Service: Nil
Branch: Nil
Commencement of service: N/A
Completion of service: N/A
Case Notes:





According to his Solicitor Jason Jacobson, Ian Ronald Crowden is a gentle giant who won strongman competitions.

The 160 kilogram Crowden was facing Southport Magistrates Court in May, 2013 charged with obstructing a Commonwealth Officer and animal cruelty.

On the 24 May, 2013, Crowden was at the Gold Coast Airport baggage carousel when he was approached by a Commonwealth Customs Officer and a 6 year old female Labrador sniffer dog.

Crowden, the 160 kilogram gentle giant, lashed out at the Labrador and kicked it in the ribs. He was also accused of being abusive and aggressive to people at the Airport. (Brisbane Times) The Police stated that when he was approached by the dog, he yelled out, "get that f**king dog away from me." (Courier-Mail)

For his trouble, Crowden was arrested and his Solicitor informed the Court that he had a fear of dogs (cynophobia). The Court was told that Crowden even crossed the road to avoid dog walkers.

As well as his alleged dog phobia, his Solicitor informed the Magistrate that his client had been an Army sniper, serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor before being honourably discharged in 1999 and that since his discharge from the Army, he has had trouble sleeping.

After taking into account the Defence submissions, Crowden was fined a total of $1000 in respect to both charges.

Following the initial media stories in the Courier Mail, the Brisbane Times and ABC news, alarm bells sounded when his defence counsel was quoted as informing the Court that following his service in Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor, he was discharged honourably in 1999 and had trouble sleeping.

An astute member of the Queensland community and Anzmi follower, contacted Anzmi and brought this matter to our attention.

Following confirmation of the newspaper articles, we commenced to investigate Crowden's so called military career, which would have been taken into account by the Magistrate when detrermining his convictions and $1000 fine.

Crowden was alleged to have been discharged from the Army in 1999.

To us, it was highly unlikely that he was a Timor veteran as this operation only commenced in late 1999 under the Command of then Major General Peter Cosgrove. (Wikipedia)

It was more unlikely that he was a veteran of Afghanistan as Australian Defence Force (ADF) involvement commenced in late 2001, with the deployment of 1 Squadron Group, Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in October, 2001. (Wikipedia)

It was even more unlikely that he served in Iraq as the first ADF involvement was 2003 when Special Forces personnel were initially deployed. (Wikipedia)

No checks were obviously carried out by Crowden's defence counsel in regards to the likelihood and truth of his false claims of military service. His fraudulent claims were obviously placed before the Magistrate as uncorroborated and unsubstantiated facts.

We were reliably informed from colleagues known to Crowden that his Australian Defence Service was nil. He had never been a member of the Australian Army at any time, let alone deploy on operational service.

Crowden was just an outright liar who had made his false claims to his Solicitor and the Court to extricate himself from the seriousness of the charges that he was facing.

We would have preferred to disclose this story earlier, but as fate would have it, the Queensland Police Force acting on our information, re-arrested Crowden and charged him with Perverting the Course of Justice in regards to his false claims to the Court. As the case then became a matter of sub judice, (before the Courts consideration) we were unable to disclose his reprehensible behaviour.

However, he recently reappeared before the Court and was convicted of the Perverting the Course of Justice charge. He was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment which was suspended to be of good behaviour for two years. He can consider himself lucky.

Crowden is associated with the Commanchero Bikie Club. He has never laced on a military boot of any kind and is a 160 kilogram boofhead. He is a bully and a liar without credibility who has stolen the honour of our Defence personnel who valiantly safeguard his arrogant way of life. Kicking a defenceless dog in the ribs is indicative of Crowden's low character.

A strongman champion and a gentle giant? We think not!

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