Peter Foster has been refused bail after showing in a Sydney courtroom on 16 fraud costs associated to an alleged on-line rip-off.
Foster was extradited from Queensland by Sydney cops on Monday evening and charged at Mascot police station.
The 57-year-old was refused bail and appeared at central native courtroom on Tuesday.
Foster has been charged with 5 counts of publishing false or deceptive materials to acquire a bonus, 10 counts of dishonestly acquiring monetary benefit by deception and knowingly coping with the proceeds of crime with intent to hide.
His lawyer didn’t apply for bail in courtroom, the place it was formally refused by Justice of the Peace Robert Williams.
New South Wales police allege Foster defrauded a person in Hong Kong of almost $2m by a web-based rip-off. Foster was arrested last week while strolling on a Port Douglas beach.
Hours earlier than his arrest, he posted about occurring a weight loss plan and searching for love on social media.
“I’m on a quest to lose these 20 kilos earlier than Christmas so I could discover a new like to kiss below the mistletoe,” Foster wrote.
Foster has been out and in of jail since 1995 for fraud offences together with a multimillion greenback weight-loss rip-off.
He sparked turmoil for former British prime minister Tony Blair in 2002 when – performing as a monetary adviser – he helped Blair’s spouse, Cherie, purchase two discounted residences.
Blair denied Foster was her monetary adviser or that she tried to assist him beat deportation proceedings.