Australian Federal Police (AFP) has began the process to seize the house of SPLA’s former Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General James Hoth Mai. According to Australia’s media, the AFP asked a county court judge on Tuesday to have the property seized under “assets confiscation and proceeds of crimes” laws.
The sprawling house on one acre-block in Melbourne suburb of Narre Warre North, in the State of Victoria was bought in 2014 under the name of Nguoth Hoth Mai, the son of LTGEN James Hoth for $1.5 million dollars cash. At the time according to AFP, James Hoth’s wife and children were living in taxpayer funded housing commission property.
The AFP further alleges that at the time when the property was bought, the General was making only $60,000 Australian dollars a year in wages (about $47,000 USD). They say he could not afford such a property on his salary. “The home boasts four bedrooms, a top-of-the-line kitchen, a two-tiered home theatre, a sauna and an infinity pool,” according to the Australian newspaper quoting Murray Philip the real estate agent who sold the house to Hoth’s family.
James Hoth and his family did not appear in the court on Tuesday. The judge has adjourned the case for three weeks.
via The National Courier