Husband of fraudster Melissa Caddick launches surprising new career amid luxury home battle

Apr 29, 2022
The former hairdresser has complained he hasn't been able to find regular work. Source: Instagram @moneymagaus / @nswnews

Anthony Koletti the husband of missing Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick has turned to music as a way to earn money after being frozen out of his wife’s multi-million dollar estate.

The former hairstylist turned aspiring musician has turned taken to music streaming giant, Spotify, to release original raps under his moniker DJ “Paws Off” after complaining that the publicity around his wife’s disappearance has left him unable to find a steady job.

Though Koletti’s monthly listener count has reached just over 200, he is yet to rake in any decent earnings from the platform.

Some of his tracks directly call out the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), claiming Caddick had “died as a direct result of an ASIC investigation”.

“Whether she was murdered or took her own life, she died because of an ASIC investigation … and I’m never going to forget it,” he rapped.

 

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News of Koletti’s shock career change comes as he continues to fight to seize a portion of Caddick’s stolen wealth.

In his statement to the Federal Court, Koletti claimed he was entitled to his “personal” property and that his financial contribution to their beachside mansion from 2017 to 2020 meant he was entitled to their million-dollar home, jewellery, shares and proceeds.

Though Koletti himself hasn’t been charged for wrongdoing in relation to his wife’s Ponzi scheme or disappearance, authorities did serve a Personal Violence Order (PVO) on Koletti after he had allegedly sent ASIC investigator, Isabella Allen, inappropriate text messages and engaged in social media trolling.

ASIC is currently working on liquidating Caddick’s assets to pay back some of the $23 million she allegedly stole from investors.

It is alleged that the conwoman misappropriated her client’s money to fund her expensive lifestyle. Luxury items including jewellery, cars and designer clothes were seized by the ASIC.

Caddick has not been seen since November 12, 2020, when she disappeared the same day ASIC raided her home.

While the 49-year-old is presumed to be dead, top criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallett has suggested that it is unlikely the fraudster took her own life.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

The NSW Coroner has also confirmed a start date for an inquest into Caddick’s disappearance, with the hearing scheduled for September 12 to 26.

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