Accountant in alleged $300m tax scam arrested 
07 Jun 2017

A former Jersey accountant who is alleged to have been behind one of Australia’s largest tax scams is believed to have been arrested on the Swiss-Italian border.

Philip Jepson Egglishaw, a former Hautlieu pupil, has been wanted by the country’s authorities who claim that he set up a US$300 million network of tax avoidance schemes and lured prominent Australians into them for more than three years.

In 2013, an international arrest warrant was issued for the 63-year-old after it was claimed that Mr Egglishaw stole $34 million which was being held in a Swiss bank account for actor Paul Hogan, star of 1980s film Crocodile Dundee.

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