Anthony Koletti, the husband of missing conwoman Melissa Caddick, has been ordered to vacate the alleged fraudster’s Dover Heights mansion within weeks despite his ongoing battle to claim a share of his wife’s assets
Federal Court Justice Brigitte Markovic delivered the ruling on Tuesday, May 3, ordering Koletti to leave the property by May 18.
“Anthony Koletti is to be granted liberty to apply on two days’ written notice in respect of any dispute regarding the removal of personal property items from the Dover Heights property,” Justice Markovic told the court.
The property will be sold in order to recoup the millions of dollars Caddick allegedly stole from investors. During an eight-year period, Caddick allegedly stole millions from her clients, who were primarily her family and friends, which she allegedly used to fund a life of luxury.
Koletti hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing regarding Caddick’s criminal activities or her mysterious disappearance.
The ruling comes after Koletti claimed he was entitled to a share of the property, cars, jewellery and artwork once owned by Caddick that is believed to be worth millions.
On Tuesday, April 19, Anthony Koletti sent a statement to the Federal Court claiming entitlement over a portion of Caddick’s stolen wealth.
Koletti claimed his financial contribution to their household from 2017 to 2020 meant he was entitled to two multi-million dollar homes, $2 million of jewellery and clothes, $7 million of shares and proceeds from $360,000 of sold-off cars.
Caddick has not been seen since November 12, 2020, when she disappeared from her beachside mansion the same day the Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) raided her Dover Heights home.
The 49-year-old is presumed to be dead after the remains of her foot were discovered on the NSW South Coast.
While police have previously theorised that Caddick took her own life, a top criminologist has weighed in on the mysterious case with a theory on Caddick’s fate, suggesting that “based on her personality profile I don’t think she’s likely to have committed suicide”.
“It’s possible, at the extreme end of what’s possible, in that what’s been recovered is a foot and medically you can survive without a foot,” Dr Xanthe Mallett told The Daily Mail.
“It wouldn’t be impossible to disappear when you have that much money. As an investigator, I couldn’t rule it out. But what’s possible and likely are two very different things.
“I think the most likely outcome is she was sadly murdered, second that she took her own life and third is that she’s still alive.”