British accountant Philip de Figueiredo could face extradition to Australia
as part of an Australian government tax fraud investigation.
The head of Swiss accountancy firm Strachans SA, de Figueiredo was arrested
in the Channel Islands tax haven of Jersey in late December. He is thought to be
involved in the creation of offshore tax schemes allegedly used by celebrities
including Australian actor Paul Hogan.
Officers associated with the Operation Wickenby investigation have lodged
extradition papers with the Jersey magistrates court.
Since Operation Wickenby began in 2004, dozens of people have been charged
with tax evasion, avoidance and money laundering offences allegedly drawn up by
De Figuereido’s barrister Stephen Baker indicated his client would be
fighting the charges
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