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Arrest Warrant Issued For Tinkler
An arrest warrant has been issued for former mining billionaire Nathan Tinkler after he failed to appear in the Supreme Court in Adelaide yesterday, reports ABC News. Tinkler was due to appear in court to answer questions relating to the liquidation of his failed thoroughbred breeding and racing enterprise Patinack Farm which owes creditors approximately $5.5 million. Liquidator Anthony Matthews and associates took action in the South Australian Supreme Court over the unpaid debts. Mark Douglas, legal counsel for the plaintiffs, asked the court to issue a warrant for Tinkler's arrest on the basis that he had shown a "flagrant disregard" for the court. "We were going to proceed with an examination but disappointingly we received word at about 8:30am this morning that the examinee, Nathan Tinkler, has declined to get on a plane," Mr Douglas told the court. "In the circumstances I'm instructed to make an application within the terms of rule 11.10 of the Corporations Court Rules that a warrant be issued for Mr Tinkler's arrest." Judge Steve Roder accepted the plaintiffs submission, saying that "in the circumstances there is no reasonable excuse for Mr Tinkler to have not appeared today." Judge Roder made an order "that a warrant be issued for the arrest of Nathan Leslie Tinkler" so he can be brought before the court to be examined about the affairs of Patinack Farm Administration Pty Ltd, "detaining him in custody in the meantime". The case was adjourned to September 10.