Olympian fac­ing fraud charge

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS NATION & WORLD - – Me­lanie Petrinec, Courier Mail

FOR­MER Olympic swim­mer Neil Brooks was ar­rested yes­ter­day in re­la­tion to an al­leged $1.95 mil­lion fraud.

Brooks (pic­tured) fronted court on the same day his wife, Linda, ap­peared in Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court charged with fraud.

He had ar­rived on a flight from Hong Kong.

It is al­leged they were di­rec­tors of a sports cloth­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany that made “dis­hon­est rep­re­sen­ta­tions ... in or­der to in­duce a vic­tim to pur­chase a 50 per cent share of the com­pany”.

Mr Brooks was bailed to live and work in Hong Kong with the agree­ment of po­lice.

Mrs Brooks has been on bail since she was ex­tra­dited to Queens­land from Perth last month.

Yes­ter­day, she pro­posed to re­side in Bali with the con­sent of po­lice.

Mag­is­trate Suzette Coates ad­journed that bail ap­pli­ca­tion un­til to­day.

“I’m not just tick­ing off on some bail ap­pli­ca­tion ... I need a bit more in­for­ma­tion than ‘She’ll be right, mate’,” she said.

Mr Brooks won gold in the 4x100m med­ley re­lay at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and was a Seven Net­work pre­sen­ter.


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