ONE of Australia's best-known Islamic schools has been accused of defrauding the commonwealth and West Australian governments of more than $3million by claiming it had hundreds more students on its books than it did.
Australian Islamic College director Abdallah Magar, 69, and school principals Mark Debowski, 50, and Aziz Magdi, 53, are due to appear in a Perth court on Wednesday over charges that they obtained a financial advantage by deception for another person and gained a benefit by fraud.
They were released on $100,000 bail yesterday. Police are expected to ask the men to forfeit their passports.
After being released from custody yesterday, Mr Magar said he would defend the charges.
The men are accused of inflating their student numbers by claiming money for students who were not attending the school.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
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