Lit­zow’s case heard

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

A MAN charged in con­junc­tion with cham­pion Toowoomba horse trainer Ben Currie has ap­peared in Toowoomba Mag­is­trates Court.

David John Lit­zow told the court his lawyer had re­cently trans­ferred to an­other firm which was rep­re­sent­ing his co-ac­cused and so he would have to find an­other lawyer.

The 41-year-old Lock­yer Wa­ters man has not been re­quired to en­ter any plea to one count of “fraud – dis­hon­estly gain ben­e­fit/ad­van­tage to the value of at least $100,000” as the charge ap­peared on the court list.

No de­tails of the case have been aired in court but po­lice claim Currie had en­gaged in “sys­tem­atic fraud­u­lent be­hav­iour” hav­ing sourced “un­reg­u­lated horse sup­ple­ment de­signed to en­hance race per­for­mance” be­tween Novem­ber 2016 and March this year.

Mag­is­trate Graham Lee agreed to ad­journ Lit­zow’s case so he could en­gage an­other lawyer.

Mr Lee ad­journed the case for men­tion back in the same court on Oc­to­ber 16 and re­manded Lit­zow on bail with con­di­tions in­clud­ing hav­ing no con­tact with Currie or a third co-ac­cused.

— Pe­ter Hard­wick

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