Olympian facing fraud charge
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.