So, from a 300 police raid and headlines screaming ‘Police foil paramilitary plot’ to, 5 years later, 4 people convicted of half a dozen firearms possession charges each. I’ll admit, the SIS and Police carved a compelling narrative from their video footage but the evidence just wasn’t there and clearly the jury, like the public, just don’t trust the SIS given its track record.
I can’t see there being any jail time coming out of half a dozen firearms possession charges given that there’s no associated offending. Especially after all the shit the State has put these people through for 5 years. Can’t see a re-trial on the criminal organisation charges, either. If they do, it will just be a desperate face-saving exercise for the SIS.