Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Wheatley granted home detention

The Adult Parole Board has granted home detention to music entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley.

Last year he was sentenced to two and a half years jail, for defrauding the Commonwealth of more than $300,000.

The County Court found Wheatley did not declare income from a Kostya Tszyu boxing match.

Wheatley is the former manager of singer John Farnham. He was the first person to be convicted under the Government's 'Operation Wickenby' tax fraud investigation.

In a statement, the Parole Board said on the basis of the material on file and an interview with Wheately it was satisfied that he was a suitable candidate for home detention.

The Board said Wheatley will be required to comply with 24 special conditions of the order and will have to wear an electronic tag.

He will begin home detention on May 19th, after being released from Beechworth jail.

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