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Peter Foster

Foster addressing the media at the height of "Cheriegate"
Born 26 September 1962 (1962-09-26) (age 47)
Queensland, Australia
Conviction(s) Money laundering
Penalty 4.5 years
Status On parole
Parents Louise Poletti (mother)

Peter Clarence Foster (born 26 September 1962) is an Australian businessman. He has been labeled as a "con man " and the "International Man of Mischief" [1] and self-described as the "human headline" [2][3] following his involvement in helping Cherie Blair, wife of United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, buy properties in Bristol. He had been convicted and jailed on three continents[4][5][6] for offences involving weight loss products and property transactions.[4]

Foster sold his memoirs to a British publisher for $1.2 million.[7] In 2009, he announced he was planning to make a motion picture out of his career provided his publishers release him from their agreement.[8]

Contents

History

Foster began marketing and selling products at an early age. At age 14, he leased a string of pinball machines to high-rise apartment buildings in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, and by 15 he was earning several times more money than his teachers, and decided to leave school and go into business full-time.[9]

Nicknamed “Kid Tycoon”, the "Milkshake Tycoon"[10][11], and “The boy with the Midas Touch”, Peter Foster was already promoting themed nights at a Gold Coast discothèque two years before he was legally allowed in the club. At 17 he hit the headlines as the "world’s youngest boxing promoter" when he staged a world elimination title fight featuring British and European Light Heavyweight Champion Bunny Johnson and Australia's Tony Mundine.[12]

In 1983, Foster became a television producer, and filmed a documentary with Muhammad Ali while living with Ali at his home near Wilshire Boulevard.[4]

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Bai Lin Tea

Ali’s third wife, model Veronica Ali, introduced him to Bai Lin, a Chinese diet tea.[11] Foster obtained the rights for Bai Lin Tea for Australia where it was major success;[citation needed] however he was investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Despite not being charged with an offence, the product came under intense media scrutiny due to the claim that the product could result in weight loss.[4] Foster expanded to South Africa, England and throughout Europe where he reportedly made over $30 million in the mid 1980s selling the tea, primarily in the UK.[13]

In marketing the tea, he employed celebrities such as model Samantha Fox (who he was dating), jockey Lester Piggott and Sarah, Duchess of York to endorse the tea, and he became a major sponsor of Chelsea F.C. in 1987 with the team wearing the Bai Lin Tea logo on their jerseys.[6][14] He was fined £21,000 in 1994 in the United Kingdom for a trading standards offence over Bai Lin Tea and in 1996 was jailed for breaching laws regarding his distribution of slimming granules.[4][15] Nine months later he absconded while on day release from open prison and went to Australia, though he was subsequently re-arrested and extradited back to England.[4][15]

Muhammad Ali and Peter Foster, 1983

Testing showed Bai Lin Tea to be ordinary black China tea.[5] Samantha Fox had grown distant from him as she later admitted:

I'm old enough now to know that I'd never be taken in again by the likes of Peter Foster. But then, I was 22 and impressionable. My parents had split and here was a man who was clever, manipulative and domineering. I came close to marrying him because I was so vulnerable.

—Samantha Fox, quoted in Serial fraudster who keeps bouncing back, The Guardian, 6 December 2002[5]

Some time later he suggested that Samantha and he make a film about their lives, but she sent a refusal via her lawyer.[16]

Chow Low Tea

Following the Bai Lin Tea venture, he subsequently promoted a similar product, Chow Low Tea, in the United States. After publishing an advertisement that claimed that the tea lowered the cholesterol levels of its consumers and placing these in newspapers across the USA, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, he was convicted of a trading standards offence and sentenced to four months in prison. Under California law, where he was based, it was an offence to state that a food product could lower cholesterol (Sherman Food and Drug Act).[17]

In September 2000 he was jailed at St Albans Crown Court for using fraudulent documents to obtain credit for a company that sold thigh-reduction cream.[15] The judge said "The sooner you go from the country the better".[15] As Foster had served time on remand he was released and went to Australia.[15]

Foster went on to become a marketer worldwide of lotions and potions, pills and patches sold as health and beauty products.[citation needed] He used celebrity endorsement to promote his brands.[18] He was one of the first to realise the selling power of celebrity.[15]

Cheriegate

Foster's involvement in the 2002 Cheriegate affair became known when it was revealed that he was the financial advisor to Cherie Blair and assisted her with the purchase of two flats in Bristol.[19][20] Cherie Blair tried to distance herself from Foster and released a public statement claiming that Foster was not involved with the property deal. The Daily Mail newspaper provided e-mail evidence to the contrary; in one email between Blair and Foster she described him as "a star" and said, "We are on the same wave length, Peter".[21]

She went public herself, tearfully reading a prepared statement blaming her "misfortune" on the pressures of running a family and being a mother.[22] Cherie and Tony Blair at one time agreed to be godparents to the yet-to-be born child of Foster and his partner Carole Caplin, who unfortunately miscarried. Foster was also invited to Chequers to celebrate Christmas with the Blair family, and was a guest at 10 Downing Street on the night of his 40th birthday.[4] Foster later claimed, on his 2004 ABCTV "Enough Rope" appearance, that he believed his partner was pregnant with Tony Blair's child, the product of a long-standing extramarital affair.[23] However, The Times investigated the claims and found them "'a catalogue of errors and inconsistencies" and an "elaborate hoax".[23] Carole Caplin said about Peter Fosters' claims: "This is just a new way for Peter to get attention. He is just a fantasist and these absurd stories shouldn't be given any credibility."[24]

Foster claimed he had been accused in the media of being an agent for Israeli intelligence service Mossad.[25] He denied being one in a nationally televised press statement made at the height of the Cheriegate scandal.[25] He also claimed "No one has ever lost money through my enterprises" and asked "Could it be I had to be discredited by the establishment?"[25] The claim about lost money is disputed by Malcolm Brown who wrote that thousands have lost money.[4]

Peter Foster entered the 2003 edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations with two entries: an email he sent to Cherie Blair saying, "Your pleasure is my purpose", and a quote in an English newspaper, "I am a flawed man, but I do not believe, in my heart, I am a bad man".[23]

Complaints to Press Complaints Commission

Following a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission, The Sun newspaper was found guilty of "one of the most serious forms of physical intrusion into privacy" by watchdogs over taped telephone calls involving Peter Foster during the Cherigate scandal.[26][27] The press complaints commission condemned the paper for having published transcripts inaccurateof conversations between him and his mother.[26][27]

The Press Complaints Commission upheld Peter Fosters' case that there was no public interest in publishing the transcripts of the conversations, contrary to the argument of the former editor.[27]

The Sun admitted it had behaved "improperly", covering the Press Complaints Commission findings and publishing the adjudication.[26][27]

The Press Complaints Commission rejected another complaint from Peter Foster that articles of 13, 14 and 17 December 2002 were inaccurate.[26][27] The complaints about these articles were:

  • That the transcripts were edited to distort the meaning of the conversations.[27] The Commission found that there was no evidence of this.[27]
  • Peter Foster disputed the papers' claims that he had tried to sell his story to [Granada Television], though the Press Complaints Commission concluded that as he had appeared to try to sell the story any inaccuracy about the company he had tried to sell the story to was not significant.[27]
  • The Commission concluded that The Sun was entitled under the Code to express its' view that Peter Foster and tried to 'ruin' Tony Blair and that the paper had not breached the code when it had claimed on 17 December that Peter Foster had not told the truth in a statement to the press.[27]

Undercover Operative

He was an undercover operative for the Australian Federal Police in the 1990s and claimed to have been one for British Police.[28][29]

As former Federal agent Ian Erikkson said in his affidavit filed in the Suva Magistrates Court and the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Peter Foster agreed to travel to Sydney and wear listening devices and attend meetings with targets involved in illegal activities, being the suspected large scale attempt to import drugs into Australia.[29]

He agreed to wear a listening device for the purposes of gathering certain information whilst attending meetings with known criminals who appeared to be involved in a suspected large drug trafficking operation.

—Former Federal Ian Erikkson, [29]

I believed Mr Foster placed his life in danger whilst acting as my informant and in the gathering of the information.

—Ian Erikkson, [29]

[30]

In 1997 Operation ERUDITE was formed to target the suspected large scale attempt to import cocaine into North Queensland. Again, Foster volunteered to go undercover and covertly recorded face to face meetings with criminal targets.[citation needed]

Fiji 2000-2001

Prior to the parliamentary election of 2001, Foster invested more than F$1 million in the New Labour Unity Party, a group which broke from the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) in May 2001 in the wake of the coup d'état which deposed the FLP-led government in May 2000.[4] Foster said he supported Dr Tupeni Baba, the former Deputy Prime Minister, because he saw him as the "Nelson Mandela of the South Pacific." [31] Describing himself as a "freedom fighter for Fiji", he was concerned that there could be another coup if the FLP leader and former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, who had been deposed in the 2000 coup, returned to office.[32]

2002 UK fraud investigation

Former business partners including Paul Walsh accused Peter Foster of conning them into investing £150,000 into a company called Renuelle which marketed slimming products.[33] This coincided with the Cheriegate controversy.[34]

Peter Foster accused Paul Walsh of attempting to blackmail him, a charge which Walsh denied.[25][35] Michael Dudley-Jones also made complaints to police.[33]

Renuelle was also being investigated by the Department of Trade and Industry on the grounds that he was effectively acting as its managing director, despite being barred from holding directorships in the UK for five years in September 2000 as a result of a conviction for using forged documents in an earlier slimming fraud in 1995.[33][34]

Ireland

In 2002 Peter Foster was living in Malahide, north of Dublin in Ireland.[34] He was selling alleged slimming pills called "Trimit" through a company called Bellethos and asking investors to buy franchise rights for €200,000.[34]

Peter Foster was deported from Ireland to Australia in 2003 because of a two year prison sentence for fraud imposed in 1996 in Britain.[36] The previous day he had landed at Dublin airport on a flight from Paris and was arrested.[36] He spent the night in Mountjoy Prison, then was deported the next day.[36]

He had been deported from the UK shortly before after a holiday in France.

The Criminal Assets Bureau began investigating him after Australian authorities started proceedings to freeze his assets as he was suspected of being involved in fraud involving slimming pills.[37] The CAB liased with the Serious Fraud Office to examine bank accounts to see if Foster owned them.[37]

Complaints to Australian Press Council

In 2003 Peter Foster complained to the Australian Press Council about articles that appeared in The Courier-Mail on 10, 11 and 12 March.[38] He complained that the articles said he had "fleeced" or "duped" investors.[38] The APC noted that although the Courier-Mail was "extremely tardy" in its' response to complaints from Peter Foster, the paper published a clarification on its' letters page on 7 October 2003 and agreed to make a note of the clarification on its online copies.[38]

In a second complaint Peter Foster objected to the same paper referring to him as a "convicted conman" in items publishd on 4 and 29 July that year.[38] The Press Council noted that Peter Foster had himself offered evidence of convictions dating back to 1982, resulting in a substantial fine and four separate periods of imprisonment.[38] After complaints to the paper, it published a statement on 6 October that it had asked its' staff to not refer to Peter Foster by that phrase.[38]

Peter Foster made a separate complaint about an article in The Sydney Morning Herald of 22 August which had referred to him as a "fraudster".[39] He challenged the use of the word using the definition of fraud in the Macquarie Dictionary, but the Press Council found that the word "fraudster" had been used accurately and dismissed his complaint.[39]

Enough Rope Interview

Peter Foster appeared on Enough Rope in 2004 and 2007.[40][41] On the programme he admitted he had been jailed in three different countries, that previously he had been charged with several crimes.[40] He also claimed that he hadn't committed any offences since 1994, though the interviewer mentioned several convictions after that date.[40]

2005 penalties in Australia

In September 2005, both Peter Foster and his company Chaste Corporation were fined for resale price maintenance.[42] This was a civil action and not a criminal prosecution.[43]

2006 Australian appeal dismissal

In 2006 the Full Federal Court dismissed an appeal by Peter Foster against an order restraining his involvement in any business related to weight loss, cosmetic or health industry products or services for five years.[42] The order was because of misleading behaviour about the efficacy of an alleged diet pill TRIMit, the Chaste business genuiness and the concealment of Peter Fosters' involvement.[42]

Fiji 2006

On October 25, 2006, having fallen out with the Qarase government, Foster was arrested by Fiji police.[44] He suffered a head gash and was taken to hospital in Suva.[44] Police attributed the injury to Foster hitting his head on the propeller of a boat, which he disputed, claiming that police had assaulted him.[45] Dr. Ifeireini Waqainabete said that patients with a head injury like Fosters would normally be sent home, but he would stay at the hospital for the weekend as he had nowhere in Suva to stay.[44] He also remarked that Fosters injuries were consistent with the police account.[46]

Foster went on a hunger strike in hospital demanding that the police investigate the brutality of his arrest.[47]

After being released from hospital Foster was handed over to authorities for questioning.[44]

Police wanted to interview him about a range of matters. These included presenting a falsified police clearance certificate to immigration authorities in Fiji to obtain a work permit, obtaining loans from the Federated States of Micronesia using some lease documents from Fiji, and impersonating a rival developer to discredit a resort development at Champagne Beach in the Yasawa Islands.[48].

Foster pleaded not guilty in Suva Magistrates Court on three charges: forgery, uttering forged documents and obtaining a work permit on forged documents. Foster was not granted bail at that stage and was sent to Suva's Korovou Prison for the night, before being released on bail the following day.[49]

The Fiji Times reported on 5 December 2006 that Foster had switched support to Frank Bainimarama following the 2006 Fijian coup d'état after being closely involved with deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase's political party before the election. Foster was also quoted as saying that "corruption in Fiji was out of control".[50]. Earlier, deposed Qarase had been quoted by the Fiji Village news service on 26 October as admitting that the then-campaign minister of the ruling Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) Party, Jale Baba, had been in contact with Foster prior to the election, but insisted that Baba had acted without the authorization or knowledge of the party.[citation needed] On 21 December, Fiji Village quoted the Britain Times as claiming that Foster had negotiated an agreement with the Fijian Military to expose corruption in the deposed government in return for his own freedom.[citation needed]

It was reported, on 13 December 2006, that Foster could return to jail in Suva after Fiji's Department of Public Prosecutions had applied for him to be remanded in custody.[51]. The DPP made the application in response to Mr Foster's bid to have his bail conditions changed so he could move from house arrest at a Suva hotel to his home on Denarau Island, off the coast of Nadi on the western side of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island.[52]

Foster had tendered an affidavit to the Suva court by former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer Ian Eriksson that Foster worked as an informant for the AFP during the 1990s. Two other affidavits had been submitted from former solicitors to convince the court that Foster would not be a flight risk if he were allowed to move from house arrest in a Suva hotel back to his home near Nadi, a three-hour drive away.[29]

Foster had concerned Fijian prosecutors by checking out of the hotel where he had been ordered to stay as per his bail conditions. Foster failed to appear in court after leaving Suva's JJ's on the Park hotel, where he had been under house arrest awaiting trial on fraud charges relating to his business dealings in the country in 2006. Foster told The Australian that he had been given permission by the Suva court to return to his rented villa near Nadi in a decision by Fiji police.[53]

On 2 January 2007, the Military released what it said was a secretly obtained video of a restaurant conversation between Foster and Navitalai Naisoro, the electoral strategist of the SDL party. Naisoro told Foster that the 2006 elections were rigged, with the full knowledge and cooperation of certain elements of the police.[54][55][56][57] Several Cabinet Ministers were implicated. Ousted Prime Minister Qarase angrily denied the claims.[58][59][60][61] He suggested that the conversation recorded on video could have been staged.[62]

Fiji Television reported on 10 January 2007 that Foster, who was out of prison on bail,[63] had disappeared.

Vanuatu

On 11 January 2007 it was reported that police in Vanuatu were looking for Foster. Foster had been under house arrest in Fiji, but failed to appear in a Suva court on 9 January 2007.[64] It was also mentioned that police are searching for him after reports he arrived in the capital Port Vila on a yacht.[64] On 14 January, Foster was arrested in Vanuatu at 5:05 a.m. He would appear in court the next morning on charges related to his illegal entry into the country on 8 December aboard Retriever 1 a former Australian minesweeper. Despite Fosters' claim to be ill, a doctor declared that he was well.[65]

On 2 February 2007 Foster was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment on a charge of entering Vanuatu without a valid visa.[66] The sentence was backdated to the date of his arrest and he was fined 120,000 vatu ($A1,400).[66] He was released from jail on February 4 after serving only three weeks of the six week sentence.[67]

2007 conviction in Australia

In 2007 Peter Foster pleaded guilty to forging documents related to $300,000 that he obtained fraudulently from the National Bank of the Federated States of Micronesia.[68] He was released on parole at the start of May 2009 after serving eighteen months of a four-and-a-half-year sentence.[68]

2009 legal actions in Australia

In May 2009 Peter Foster tried taking cases against Associated Newspapers[69] and a former lawyer.[69] Both applications were dismissed by the judge after he found that Foster, who was representing himself, had failed to serve either defendant, thus obliging Foster to pay AU$10,000 in costs.[69]

Fiji 2009

Peter Foster claimed in August 2009 that he wanted to broker a peace deal between Australia and Fiji.[70] He said that the 2006 coup was the coup 'Fiji had to have' and that "It is my belief that Commodore Frank Bainimarama is Fiji's last hope, but to succeed, he needs Australia and other countries to stop hindering, and start helping him bring changes that will benefit the people of Fiji."[70] Foster claimed that the 2006 elections were rigged by Laisenia Qarase, something denied by Qarase, who pointed to Fosters history as a conman.[71]

Foster's claims puts him at odds with the Australian government.[70]

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