Scott Rochfort - www.smh.com.au
March 4, 2011
Achilles heel ..."Big Al" Constantinidis doesn't escape notice.
A four-year-old tax bill has finally caught up with the former pig industry and turf farm figure Achilles ''Big Al'' Constantinidis.
The federal magistrate Kenneth Raphael has ordered that a sequestration order be made against Big Al, who he described as a ''large gentleman'' that no one ''would likely forget''.
The order was made after Paul Keating's former business associate was served a bankruptcy notice over a $304,176.51 debt to the taxman.
The bill stemmed from a court ruling against Constantinidis in December 2006. The Tax Office moved things along in August 2009 by requesting a bankruptcy notice be issued over the bill. That was followed by an extension for the service of the notice that dragged the process well into last year.
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He wasn't so hard to find, after all