TaxAdministrationEU diplomat’s wife linked to Aussie tax racket

EU diplomat's wife linked to Aussie tax racket

The wife of an EU dimplomat in Vanuatu has been linked to Aussie tax racket

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege Kelly Fawcett-Mourgues conspired
with Agius to defraud the Australian Tax Office of at least $A1m through the
South Pacific tax haven of Vanuatu.

Fawcett-Mourgues, who is a partner and client manager at
PKF Vanuatu, owned
by former Sydney accountant Robert Agius, at the centre of a tax racket said to
involve 400 high provile Australian businesspeople, is married to Adrien
Mourgues is a member of the EU’ delegation to Vanuatu.

Agius who has been refused bail, is charged with conspiring with
Fawcett-Mourgues to defraud the ATO and with money laundering, The Daily
Telegraph
in Australia reports.

However, the Vanuatu Supreme Court has granted an interim injunction
preventing documents authorities seized from PKF and Equity Investment Group,
another firm of Australian accountants in Vanuatu, from being handed to
Australian investigators.

Further reading :

Aussie accountant arrested in high profile tax racket

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The Daily Telegraph story

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