FORMER rich-lister and property developer Craig Gore is applying for legal aid after a high-profile law firm withdrew from representing him on fraud charges.
The charges relate to almost $800,000 he allegedly dishonestly gained from various super fund companies from 2013-14 for Arion Financial Pty Ltd.
He also stands accused of making decisions for MOGS Pty Ltd and Sleipner Financial Pty Ltd, and "exercising capacity" to affect the financial standing of Arion Financial, while he was disqualified from managing corporations.
Gore appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning, where it was revealed lawyers Robertson O'Gorman were withdrawing from the case.
The court was told Gore began the process of applying for Legal Aid funding this morning.
The case was adjourned to August 18.
Gore declined to comment outside court.
The son of late bankrupt developer Mike Gore, Craig Gore was worth over $200 million at his peak, and served as chairman of the Atkinson Gore Group.