Monday, 19 May 2008

Wheatley released to home detention

Glenn Wheatley got two-and-a-half years for tax fraud

Music entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley has been released from Beechworth jail in Victoria's north-east.

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

He was the first person to be convicted under the Government's 'Operation Wickenby' tax fraud investigation.

The 60-year-old former manager of singer John Farhnam will serve the final five months of his sentence in home detention at South Yarra.

He will be required to wear an electronic tag.

Quote: Snakes and Ladders: The very idea that human beings have to wear electronic tags is gross and draconian. Going backwoods and denying human trust mechanisms to work that you know do work. For instance if you give you will go up the ladder and if you take you go down the snake. People quickly learn this and should be able to show that they have learnt this. That mechanism should not be undermined or abolished and not taken for granted. We don't need big brother to make sure there is no real positive outcome results without draconian electronic tags the idea is not to be 'certain' but to 'trust' people to learn.

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