Former head of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Geoff Clark will face more than 500 new fraud, theft and deception charges as part of an investigation into alleged historical criminal matters.
Mr Clark, his wife Trudy and sons Jeremy and Aaron, faced the Warrnambool Magistrates Court in October accused of dishonestly obtaining around $685,000 from Framlingham Aboriginal Trust, the Maar Land Council, Brambuck/Gariwerd Enterprises, and Kirrae Whurrong Community Incorporated.
Victoria Police on Tuesday confirmed that fraud and extortion squad detectives laid a further 514 charges against Mr Clark, 66, of Warnambool, bringing the total number of charges he faces to 543.
His family were also told of new charges against them on Monday.
Trudy now faces 481 charges, Jeremy 114 and Aaron 32.
All four will appear at Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on April 5.