Alleged millionaire fraudster expected to apply for bail

AN alleged fraudster, accused of realising more than $2 million from betting software and other online investments, is expected to apply for bail next Friday.

Brian John Kelly, 33, appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday morning after Taskforce Maxima arrested him the day before.

Police had executed five search warrants at homes in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast with officers seizing documents, mobiles, computers, jewellery and clothing.

Two police operations, named Mike Reflective and Lima Violin, investigated two allegedly fraudulent 'schemes' and the possible involvement of criminal motorcycle gangs.

Police will allege Kelly was an associate of the Bandidos and the Black Uhlans.

It will be alleged that the man leveraged off a legitimate investment company, cloned its website and took over the persona of one of its directors.

Kelly is charged with five counts of fraud, money laundering, impersonation, tainted property and drug charges.



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