Michaelides reports unconfirmed

2011-11-03 22:34

Johannesburg - Police could not confirm media reports that lawyer George Michaelides has skipped the country with millions of rand.

"We have heard that he has left the country through the media but nothing has been brought to our table yet," said Colonel McIntosh Polela.

Polela said police would not investigate the case until a complaint was lodged with them by the necessary authorities.

According to a report by Eyewitness News: "Michaelides fled with millions of rands in trust fund money and may be in India."

The report said Michaelides was being investigated after a trust shortage in his company’s books.

In 2009, Michaelides was arrested for shooting private investigator Kevin Trytsman at his offices at a shopping centre in Bedfordview, on the East Rand.

According to a report on Independent Online, Trytsman, a businessman and TRC veteran, was shot twice in the chest allegedly during an argument about a R4m cheque that was part of his contract with Michaelides.

The attorney was accused of shooting and killing Trytsman, but released on bail. His trial was yet to be concluded.

The killing was part of recent murders linked to slain strip club boss Lolly Jackson. Trytsman allegedly helped Jackson build his strip club empire by acting as an information peddler.

Trytsman allegedly did work for fugitive Czech millionaire Radovan Krejcir.

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