Poker pro accused of $100m fraud

Poker pro accused of $100m fraud

Thursday, 29 May 2014

An Australian poker pro appeared in court in Melbourne yesterday, accused of taking part in a multimillion dollar fraud.

According to a report in The Age, Bill Jordanou, is alleged to have used fake documents to obtain loans worth AU$100m from a number of financial institutions.

The 55-year-old faces 142 charges in total including obtaining property by deception, stealing a Mercedes Benz and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Jordanou, who has career poker earnings of almost $600,000, denies the charges.

His lawyer, George Defteros said, "We've been waiting for these charges for two and a half years . . . and we welcome these charges because Mr Jordanou wants to get on with his life."

Jordanou has been bailed and will next appear in court in September.

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