Victorian judge to hear case against DPP Ellis

A VICTORIAN judge has been appointed to hear the case against Tasmania's Director of Public Prosecutions, Tim Ellis.

The matter has been listed for hearing on August 25 in Hobart.

It is unknown if Ellis will be sentenced or just have his appeal heard.

More information is expected to be known next week.

In June, Ellis was found guilty of killing Natalia Pearn, 27, by negligent driving.

He had been driving in the wrong lane of the Midland Highway at Lovely Banks in March last year when he crashed head-on into the Launceston hairdresser's Corolla.

Ellis appealed against the guilty verdict last month.

He was due to be sentenced on July 22, but that was delayed due to a new judge being needed to hear his appeal.

Ellis has previously said he wanted sentencing delayed until after his appeal was heard.

He faces a maximum penalty of one year's jail and a $1300 fine.

Ellis remains suspended on full pay from his position as DPP.

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