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Monday, 29 October 2012

"Another Bent Honorary Jersey Cop!"

Accountant admits fraud in Australia
 
Philip Eric de Figueiredo will be sentenced in March
 
 
A JERSEY accountant is facing up to ten years in jail after admitting his part in Australia’s biggest and most high-profile tax fraud.
 
Philip Eric de Figueiredo, who was extradited from Jersey on 23 December 2010, pleaded guilty on Friday(26oct) in Brisbane’s Supreme Court to three counts of conspiracy to defraud the Australian government between 1999 and 2005.

The former honorary policeman had been due to face a trial in Brisbane next month and was expected to face a second trial in the state of Victoria.

However, after admitting the offences he will now be sentenced in March next year.

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