‘Charismatic criminal’ Peter Foster is planning handy himself into Queensland Police and plead not responsible to all expenses, his lawyer says.
An arrest warrant for Foster has been issued in Queensland after prosecutors in Sydney dropped greater than a dozen expenses over an alleged multi-million-dollar Bitcoin rip-off.
The 58-year-old was dealing with 15 fraud expenses after allegedly posing as a person referred to as Invoice Dawson and extricating 120 Bitcoin from a Hong Kong man in 2019 and 2020.
Foster’s lawyer Chris Hannay mentioned the contemporary Queensland expenses associated to these dropped south of the border, and he believes there are ‘vital points’ with the transient.
“There’s been an inner investigation in Sydney over it, inside the police division,” he mentioned on Wednesday.
NSW Police mentioned it might be inappropriate to remark “because the matter is at present the topic of an inner investigation”.
Whereas Foster was a ‘charismatic criminal’ and a ‘charismatic good bloke’, he is ‘not the villain on this’, Mr Hannay mentioned.
A Sydney courtroom in February was informed police have been but to immediately take a press release from the complainant.
“The entire prosecution depends upon investigations not performed by the police however a non-public investigator and his personal causes,” lawyer Angelo Bilias mentioned on the time.
Court docket papers for the since-withdrawn expenses state the alleged fraud was valued at about $US1.141 million ($A1.73m) in January 2020, when the final transaction was mentioned to have occurred.
Foster was arrested on a seashore in far north Queensland in August 2020 earlier than being extradited to Sydney.
He spent seven months in custody till a Justice of the Peace granted him strict bail on March 26.
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