MAFS Daniel breaks silence on criminal court case
The Married At First Sight intruder speaks out...
Editor / February 28 2019
MAFS newcomer Daniel Webb has briefly spoken about being implicated in one of the biggest investigations in the history of the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Along with six other people, including former police detective Mick Featherstone and Daniel’s acquaintance Robert Doueihi, Daniel was charged with aggravated fraud in a case code-named Lima Violin II.
In initial proceedings in the Brisbane Magistrates Court back in 2016, it was alleged that the fraud was worth between $15 – 20 million and there were around 600 victims.
Police allege that in 2014, Daniel, 35, coerced people into becoming 'puppet directors' of 12 scam companies.
Ordinary Aussie people were asked to invest between $500 - $1000 into betting and investment software, and then the companies were closed.
The dad of one is due back in court tomorrow (Friday) in a trial that’s scheduled to last four weeks.
"I can't speak about that at the moment because it's going through the courts," Daniel told New Idea.
Cold-call investment schemes are serious in the eyes of the law. Also known as “boiler room” fraud - they are a type of organised crime where a group of criminals set up complex business structures to appear legitimate. However, they can defraud people when investments are made into business opportunities and companies.
Despite the case going through the courts, the Gold Coast realty TV star is getting on with his life and enjoying his moment of fame and fortune.
“I’m open to being famous one day, why not! Who wouldn’t be!,” he also told New Idea.
Channel Nine and production company Endemol Shine declined to comment.
Daniel is tipped to have an explosive affair with Jessika during the show, leaving his poor partner, Tamara Joy, wondering what happened.
Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.