Australia Queensland's fake Tahitian prince deported to NZ
Aboriginal Corporation confirms Shane Martin is Indigenous as he attempts again to re-enter Australia
The father of AFL star Dustin Martin has again attempted to re-enter Australia after being deported, claiming he is Indigenous in the wake of the High Court deciding Aboriginals cannot be deported.Shane Martin, the ex-bikie boss and father of AFL star Dustin Martin, was issued a certificate confirming his Aboriginality by the Aboriginal Corporation of Tasmania in December 2016, putting further pressure on the federal government to allow him to return to Australia in the wake of the High Court's decision that Aboriginal people cannot be deported.
He told people he was Tahitian royalty but behind the scenes, he was financing his transformation with millions of dollars stolen from the state government. "He used [the stolen money] to fund an opulent lifestyle, provide lavish gifts and support a persona he had created for himself as a wealthy Tahitian
New Zealand -born Joel Morehu-Barlow defrauded his employer Queensland Health of almost million, and is currently costing Australian taxpayers thousands of dollars because he is considered an "unacceptable risk" to be released to New Zealand , according to a Daily Mail report.
Queensland's fake Tahitian prince Joel Morehu-Barlow, who was imprisoned over the theft of $16 million from Queensland Health, has been released from jail.
Morehu-Barlow, 44, pleaded guilty to five fraud and three drug offences in 2013 after re-directing money meant for charity into his own accounts.
He was jailed for 14 years with a non-parole period of five.
He was released from the high security Wolston Correctional Centre this afternoon, having served about seven years, and taken directly to the airport to be deported to his home country of New Zealand.
He's been eligible for parole since 2016 but made two failed attempts before this successful bid.
The convicted fraudster will now likely live with his mother in the small New Zealand town of Thames, just outside of Auckland.
A public auction of luxury items found at his home recovered nearly $12 million but he still owes taxpayers nearly another $12 million in interest.
Mum on run with daughter for 20 years wants to return to Australia .
Alex Lee Barnett was in the middle of a custody battle with her then-husband Harris Todd in the early 1990s when she fled.A woman who was on the run with her daughter for more than 20 years before being extradited to the US from the Sunshine Coast is appealing to the government to be allowed to return to Australia.
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