Oct 29, 2008

Hoges laughs all the way to the bank in ACC payout

Taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill of a multi million dollar payout to Hogan to cover his legal bills, writes Chris Seage.

People could be excused for thinking it was April Fools Day yesterday in Sydney. Paul Hogan was in town promoting his new film Charlie & Boots at the Intercontinental Hotel. Meanwhile a couple of hundred metres away at the Federal Court in Queens Square Justice Arthur Emmett was hearing submissions from Hogan’s lawyers on how much the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) should pay them in costs on their botched investigation into tax fraud claims by the commission.

Instead of promoting his new film Hogan ripped into the ACC and tax office clowns who have pursued him without success over the last few years. As well as demanding an apology from the failed authorities he even jokingly suggested he would launder the proceeds from his new film venture.

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