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Bankruptcy looms as tens of millions in assets frozen

A potentially prestigious and professionally rewarding bankruptcy appointment could be imminent after the Federal Court published details of freezing orders in respect of claims totalling almost $110 million being pursued by the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (DCoT) against Queensland property developer James Raptis. Raptis, who is Queensland’s honorary consul for Greece, was one of the state’s biggest property developers until the 2009 global credit crunch…

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Shared anxiety over examinations deferred

Pitcher Partners’ Andrew Yeo. Pitcher Partners’ Gess Rambaldi. Liquidators contemplating public examinations may benefit from an account of the tortured progress being made by Andrew Yeo and Gess Rambaldi as they try to examine Ms Sherife Roseanna Ymer, the ex-wife of alleged fraud and phoenix mastermind Philip Whitman. It’s almost three years since the Pitcher Partners’ pair obtained summonses requiring Ymer to attend for examination…