- May 2, 2012
- Reaction score
Facing the inquest for the third day, Anthony Koletti says he thought his wife, alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick, was "honest" and "diligent", passing the blame of her death onto the investigation.
Inquest hears husband of alleged fraudster Melissa Caddick 'lost the plot' over ASIC investigation
Today, under cross-examination by Dean Jordan SC, for ASIC, Mr Koletti agreed that he continued to believe that Caddick had done nothing wrong after her disappearance because he believed she was a diligent, successful and honest financial advisor.
"How did you eventually come to understand that, in fact, Ms Caddick was a fraudster?" Mr Jordan asked.
"By paying attention to court proceedings and listening to Her Honour," Mr Koletti replied.
"You now accept Ms Caddick was fraudulently pretending to be an honest and diligent financial advisor?" Mr Jordan asked.
"Yes," Mr Koletti said.
"You now accept that … you, too, were deceived by Ms Caddick into believing she was an honest and diligent financial advisor?" Mr Jordan asked.
"Yes," Mr Koletti replied.