Anthony Koletti, the husband’s hairdresser of the missing con artist Melissa Caddick, claimed some of his wife’s $30 million proceeds, including her Gucci wedding dress, $7 million in stock, $2 million worth of jewelry, two properties he claimed were worth $20 million and proceeds from selling their luxury cars.
Koletti is also seeking a court order for the items seized by the company’s regulator ASIC to be returned to him “for his exclusive use”.
These include five John Olsen paintings, $5,600 white gold onyx cufflinks, a $34,000 diamond ring, his wedding ring, valued at $26,500, plus $30,000 worth of jewelry and $3,000 cash.
In November 2020, Caddick, 49, disappeared within hours of authorities raiding his home in connection with a Ponzi scheme he was running.
The court-appointed liquidator of his assets, Bruce Gleeson, has determined that since 2012, his lavish lifestyle was funded entirely by the $23 million he stole from friends and family who thought he was investing their money in stocks.
Mr Gleeson attempted to sell Caddick’s assets as he sought to return the money to his investors.
In the court filing, publicly released by Federal Court on Tuesday, Koletti, 39, has staked a claim on the eventual outcome of his wife’s Dover Heights home.
Koletti, who has lived in the house without rent since the raid, told the court the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was worth between $15 million and $17 million.