A bodybuilder who went viral 5 years ago as a clean confidence ensure delivering a Brownlow Medal votes is now confronting probable jail time.
Wesley Newell, 43, pleaded guilty to bungle of a open central in a County Court of Victoria on Thursday after he smuggled tobacco, bodybuilding magazines, an ice siren and screwdriver tools into Ravenhall jail while operative as a jail officer.
Newell stole a uncover during a 2016 Brownlows while firmly delivering a Armaguard container of votes, with viewers some-more meddlesome in a distance of his biceps than a frocks and suits.
The justice was told that he took a pursuit as a correctional officer in 2018.
His counsel Kyle McDonald pronounced Newell was unapproachable of his pursuit and felt he was creation a disproportion with inmates.
He also paid about $10,000 in lease over time for a domestic assault plant and a homeless chairman by a gift where he volunteered, a justice was told.
But when he was strapped for income final Jan after a attribute relapse he took $11,200 from a restrained to censor in contraband.
“He was enticed, foolishly, by a awaiting of easy money,” Mr McDonald said.
Newell used a protein shaker to censor a banned equipment and discharge them.
Prosecutor Lisa Andrews pronounced jail officers were in a position of high shortcoming and bungle “has a intensity to criticise a open trust”.
He will be condemned on Oct 18.