Hawks unaware of lawyer skipping bail
Johannesburg - The Hawks were unaware of reports that lawyer George Michaelides had skipped the country while out on bail, a spokesperson said on Friday.
"As far as I know there has been no complaint laid," said Colonel McIntosh Polela.
He was responding to a report in The New Age on Friday that Michaelides had disappeared after claiming he was flying to Durban to meet a client last Wednesday.
Tens of millions of rands from his attorney's practice in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, had allegedly gone missing too.
Michaelides told friends he had been receiving death threats, the daily said.
It was also reported that Michaelides had links with George Louca, wanted in connection with the killing of Teazer's strip club owner Lolly Jackson.
Michaelides was on bail after being charged with the shooting death of Kevin Trytsman in his Bedfordview office in December 2009 after a heated argument. Michaelides said he had acted in self-defence.