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Don't Trust Ted Sent Part 2 -Taxation Department got their man

Ted Sent gets a Tax Hit !!

Yes, it happened. The law and the Taxation Department got their man. The man that I hated for many years and dodged the law continuously, has finally been caught.

Nine years after Ted Sent was sacked from the retirement village company Primelife, the taxation commissioner has caught up with the Melbourne fraudster. The former CEO of Primelife has been hit with a tax bill of $4.3 million and ordered to pay up to $3.3 million in interest, after a tribunal found that part of 5 million Primelife shares Ted Sent received from the company in 2001, was undeclared income.

The Tribunal relates to events that occurred in the year before Ted was sacked by Robert Champion De Crespigny and Ron Walker. After Ted's sacking it was revealed that he paid the underworld figure Mick Gatto $200,000 in cash drawn from the company's fund to "fix up" problems with construction unions or anyone who stands in his way. He was also known to arrange tapping of employee phone calls and the secret taping of board meetings.

Ted Sent has been fighting the Tax office since 2006 when they slapped him with a $2.8 million penalty for dodging tax. This is not his first brush with the Tax Office, he was charged over an alleged tax-minimisation scheme involving scallop fishing boats in 1988, however the charges were dropped. Funny about that !

Ted Sent has now lodged an appeal and why am I not surprised. He will still drag this one for years as usual.

Ted Sent

Ted Sent


The latest news about Ted Sent - He lost his six year fight with the Tax man. Next will be court of appeals from other victims.

  • Sent loses six-year fight with tax man
    The once-head of a retirement village company, Ted Sent, has lost a six-year-long battle to escape tax on bonus payments, after the full Federal Court sided with the tax man and hit him with an $11.6 m. tax bill and a 50% penalty for his troubles.

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Abhey on January 13, 2015:

He is also running a business named premier pavers under the name of grace sent and another housing business under name of sandi porter, her long time alliance.

brian on July 06, 2014:

He is also living on beach rd mentone now I have been told.

shyonegb (author) from Australia on November 22, 2013:

I'm not sure but I heard he has a business called Premier Paving? Did he scam you also?

owedalot on November 22, 2013:

so where is he at now can anyone tell me please

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shyonegb (author) from Australia on April 08, 2012:

Thanks Allofus I will note that.

Allofus on April 07, 2012:

Shyone, I notice that the tags don't include the solicitor Mark Darer who committed perjury for Ted Sent. There is an article about the evidence Mark Darer gave, that link would be a great read and hopefully a warning to anyone who researches a solicitor before thinking of using one.

Mark, commercial litigation does have time restrictions, crimes committed do not, but as a solicitor you would be aware of that.

Allofus on April 07, 2012:

The ATO has the ability to Bankrupt him, they ought to have a good look at the home he owns and has lived in for 30 years in Eaglemont. He makes sure his family home sits under their radar. As he did in his statement of affairs in his last bankruptcy. I will be very interested to see how he tries to grease his slimy way out of this one.

shyonegb (author) from Australia on April 06, 2012:

Obviously you have dealt with this greedy corrupt person. Everyone covers their backside. That's why corporations like ASIC, ATO& DHS are all corrupt. He plays the game very well......

Marie on April 06, 2012:

Shy one, yes you are right. The Australian Securities and Investments Commision records I paid for showed Ted, also know as Edward Christiaan Sent, Eduard Christian Sent, Edward Sent, all with a letter added or removed or slightly changed, his birth date changes are the same, one digit changes, his birth places are also recorded as several places in The Netherlands. I reported this to the ASIC, many years ago and they didn't do a thing about it. That's our "corporate watchdog" for you. He finished one finacial disaster after another and all he did was alter his birthdate in the next group of companies. The worst offender in his Primelife scam is The Department of Health and Aging. They received all this information and were advised that he was in fact a previous bankrupt (yes by the ATO) which he forgot to disclose in his application to the DOHA, his application to them had one of his altered birth dates. My question is why did they not do anything about him? They were to busy trying to cover their own backsides that they chose the "cover up" strategy. Shame shame shame.

Andrew Myers on January 21, 2012:

need to speak to the author please its urgent do you have an email?

contact on January 21, 2012:

i need to contact you regarding this article do you have a private email address? it is quite urgent.

shyonegb (author) from Australia on July 03, 2011:

Now we are waiting for justice to prevail. He should be in prison where he belongs.

go ATO on July 03, 2011:

The ATO has got their man, and so many are cheering on the sidelines. If only our crimninal justice system had the same enthusiasm - It will be interesting to see him declare bankruptcy again. It was the ATO who bankrupted him last time wasn't it. He still acted as a Director during that bankruptcy, he just changed his birth dates on the ASIC records. One scam after another is Ted's MO.

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