Centrelink conman and father-of-seven, 80, who have ripped off US taxpayers for three decades using a fake identity FIGHTS Peter Dutton & # 39; s deportation order
- Father-of-seven Michael Boghdadi Asaad, 80, was sentenced to 13 months in prison in 2016
- Immigration minister Peter Dutton canceled the Assad visa in February 2018
- Assad is currently in a detention center and will appeal against Mr Dutton's decision
Father-of-seven Michael Boghdadi Asaad was imprisoned for 13 months in 2016 for bragging Centrelink of $ 89,161 between 2002 and 2009
A Centrelink comman who has swindled US taxpayers for three decades by using a fake identity fights his deportation order.
Father-of-seven Michael Boghdadi Asaad was imprisoned for 13 months in 2016 for clearing Centrelink from $ 89,161 between 2002 and 2009, and is now fighting to stay in the country after his marriage license has been canceled.
Immigration minister Peter Dutton canceled the 80-year visa in February 2018 after his conviction, after it was found, Asaad was not born in Australia and was not a citizen.
Asaad currently detained at Villawood detention center, west of Sydney, is now appealing Mr Dutton's decision to cancel his visa.
The judge of the federal court, judge John Reeves, ruled that Mr. Dutton had acted within his statutory rights by canceling the Assad visa.
A time limit still has to be set for the appeal.
Immigration minister Peter Dutton canceled the 80-year visa in February 2018 after it turned out that Assad was not born in Australia and was not an Australian citizen
Asaad was reportedly in and out of American prisons between 1971 and 1987 on charges ranging from bank fraud to embezzlement and the passing of fake checks.
Leaving his family behind, he is said to have arrived in Australia in the late 1980s on a Canadian passport in the name of Rick Michaels – who in fact erased his criminal past.
Asaad's stepdaughter Heidi Kiernan, formally Heidi Asaad, told Daily Mail Australia from her Florida home in January that she would travel to Sydney to come face to face with the man who abandoned her and would see him at to step into the country.
& # 39; I have never been touched by the hell he brought me through, the hell with which he left me behind, the broken promises and the broken heart. These wounds run deep … I have my passport ready, & Mrs. Kiernan said.
Assad's stepdaughter Heidi Kiernan is seen with her boyfriend and private investigator Bill Hagler
& # 39; He is very, very smart and so smooth. He can make any deal in the book – he has nine lives, & Mr. 39ler said about Asaad (photo)
In 1992, years after arriving in Australia, Asaad used a fake baptism form to obtain a birth certificate. A court later found that a fire that he claimed destroyed his original certificate had never happened.
He used the birth certificate to get a passport and although he was convicted of a series of crimes, he slipped under the radar of the immigration authorities for decades.
In 1993, he was convicted of heroin trafficking and served eleven months behind bars, according to the documents of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Asaad left Mrs. Kiernan's mother (pictured together) and moved Antoinette to their parental home in Florida, which she secretly married shortly afterwards
The long list of conman & # 39; s of criminal convictions include heroin offerings and multiple fraud counts. He is depicted with his Australian wife, Antoinette
Asaad was convicted of a series of fraud-related crimes ranging from 1994 to 2009, as well as various bail, state status.
In 2002, Asaad declared bankruptcy of nearly $ 400,000 at the age of 72, shortly before setting up a pizza restaurant on the Gold Coast.
In 2005, he was convicted of preparing to leave Australia as an unpaid bankruptcy – as well as doing business while he was bankrupt – and sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
He was later sentenced for failing to declare bankruptcy at an exclusive school in Perth, who attended one of his sons in 2004, and earned a $ 16,000 debt. He served six months of a twelve-month sentence.
In 2010, Asaad was imprisoned for nine months after failing to declare to companies that he was bankrupt, leaving him with thousands of dollars in his own pocket.
In 2017, the authorities finally found out who he was: Egyptian-born crook Farouk Asaad – after trying to claim an old pension in a final attempt to cheat taxpayers in Australia.
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