Australian music mogul on tax charges

Australian music mogul on tax charges

Manager of John Farnham investigated by Australian Tax Office

Glenn Wheatley, the manager of Australian singer
John ‘You’re the voice’
Farnham
, has been charged with tax evasion by the Australian Tax Office.

Charges have been made against Wheatley as part of
Operation
Wickenby
, the nation’s biggest tax fraud and money-laundering investigation,
Australian newspapers reported.

The investigation has already brought tax fraud charges against actor Paul
Hogan, famous for his portrayal of
Crocodile Dundee in the
1980s.

Charges against Wheatley, who is also a former musician with Australian band
Masters and Apprentices, are reportedly in relation to a tax minimisation scheme
administered by Swiss accounting firm Strachans three years ago.

The head of Strachans, Philip Egglishaw, has been under investigation by
Operation Wickenby for a number of months, with some reports also linking the
firm to actor Paul Hogan.

Hogan and Wheatley have denied the allegations.

Further reading:

Football manager keeps job despite tax conviction

Advisers look at US plans to close tax gap

US tax extradition halted after ‘abuse of process’

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