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Alleged fraudster Bill Papas makes legal bid to suppress former lawyer’s evidence




Alleged fraudster, Bill Papas, has made a legal bid in the Federal Court to block potentially sensitive details being revealed by his former lawyer Rocco Panetta, The Australian reports.

Mr Papas said giving Westpac access to the documents provided by Mr Panetta when he previously represented the Forum figure, could risk breaching legal privilege.

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Westpac argued it was inappropriate that Mr Papas could appoint a legal representative to tackle the limited question of document access.

Bill Papas.

According to The Australian, Federal Court Justice Michael Lee ordered Westpac and Mr Papas’ barrister write written arguments as to the question of representation in relation to the access to Mr Panetta’s subpoenaed documents.

Westpac’s case comes after the bank uncovered an alleged fraud scheme by Mr Papas. He stands accused of forging signatures to fraudulently obtain almost $500 million in loans from Westpac and other banks. 

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Source: The Australian.

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