Gold Coast conman Peter Foster misses sentencing for fraud

SERIAL conman Peter Foster has reportedly missed his flight to Sydney, where he is due to be sentenced for his latest fraud conviction.

The Gold Coaster was on Thursday found to have used a false name when convincing an investor to spend upwards of $1.3 million on an offshore sports betting licence in 2013.

The 56-year-old, who spent years on the run and was only recently released from jail after spending time for another offence, was extradited from Queensland to NSW in February 2017.


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He pleaded guilty to making a false statement with intent to obtain financial advantage and knowingly possessing a false Irish passport.

Foster has been on conditional bail since August and was due to be sentenced at Central Local Court in Sydney on Friday, but according to Seven News reporter Cameron Price, he “missed his flight”.

“Magistrate not impressed: “If he’s not here by the end of the day I’ll issue a warrant for his arrest”.” Price has tweeted from court.

 

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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