Australia Olympic champion Neil Brooks and wife charged with fraud

02:52  13 november  2017
02:52  13 november  2017 Source:   ABC News

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A warrant has been issued for Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer and former Mean Machine member Neil Brooks , after his wife was arrested and charged with fraud .

Former Olympian Neil Brooks has been charged over an alleged fraud worth almost million after flying back into Australia on Monday. The wife of former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks has appeared before Brisbane Magistrates Court charged over a .95 million fraud .

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The 55-year-old, who won a relay gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

His wife Linda, also known as Elle, has also been charged with fraud and faced court during a brief hearing.

Detectives from Queensland police's Financial and Cyber Crime Group arrested Mr Brooks this morning and claim the alleged fraud dates back to 2008.

They alleged the pair were directors of a sports clothing manufacturing company that made dishonest representations about the success of the business in order to induce an investor to buy 50 per cent of the business.

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Wife of Olympic swimmer who won gold with Mean Machine relay team is arrested over million Neil Brooks ' wife Linda Brooks faced a Perth court on fraud charges on Monday An arrest warrant for Neil Brooks , who is believed to be in Bali, remains open The wife of an Olympic swimmer who won gold with his Mean Machine relay team, has been

QUEENSLAND police want to question former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks — who is believed to be overseas — after his wife stepped off a plane and into handcuffs to face a .95 million fraud charge .

Ms Brooks, 45, was arrested in Perth in late October.

Detectives said Mr Brooks flew to the Brisbane International Airport to surrender after negotiations with police.

Magistrate Suzette Coles said she was unhappy with Ms Brooks' bail conditions, which police prosecutor Matt Kahler said would allow her to live in Bali.

"So I'm going to let her trot off to Bali? That's magical isn't it?" Magistrate Coles said. Sergeant Kahler replied: "It's not ideal, your honour."

Magistrate Coles said she would not be "just ticking off on some bail application".

"I need more information than 'she'll be right mate'."

Ms Brooks' bail application was adjourned until Tuesday morning.

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