Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan wants his millions back from Switzerland, but his Geneva intermediaries refuse to give him the money.
Hogan is accusing his once-trusted tax adviser of absconding with $34m he helped Hogan hide in offshore tax havens, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
There is already an international warrant out for Philip Egglishaw, the man known as the ''bowler hat Englishman'', who is the alleged mastermind behind Australia's biggest tax evasion scheme.
But now the international fugitive has the Australian actor on his tail, with Hogan's advisers taking legal action in the US alleging Egglishaw, who set up elaborate corporate structures in tax havens to help his clients evade tax, has stolen the entertainer's money.
Court documents obtained by Le Matin Dimanche as part of their joint investigation with the ICIJ state that Hogan's $34m ''has been lying for almost 20 years in account number 379865 at the Corner Bank in Lausanne'' run by the Geneva firm Strachans. But Hogan cannot get his hands on it.
Egglishaw is alleged to have ''absconded with or spent all'' of Hogan's millions, according to documents filed in the Californian District court by Hogan's representative, Schuyler ''Sky'' Moore, one of Los Angeles' top entertainment lawyers.
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