Fake prince’s pad on the market

Nanjing Night Net

One of the luxury units in the Pietra development at New Farm, although not Barlow’s own apartment.The luxury riverside apartment owned by the alleged Queensland Health fraudster will soon be auctioned on behalf of the state’s public trustee.

Prestige real estate agent Josephine Johnston-Rowell, of Johnston Dixon Quality Property confirmed today she has been engaged to take Hohepa Morehu-Barlow’s multimillion-dollar New Farm apartment to auction.

The former public servant, also known as Joel Barlow, is accused of fleecing more than $16 million from Queensland Health while working as a funds manager between 2007 and 2011.

While claiming to be a Tahitian prince, Mr Morehu-Barlow had lived an extravagant lifestyle funded by millions of dollars he allegedly fleeced from the public purse.

The Public Trustee of Queensland was given the green light in April to sell assets seized from the alleged fraudster, including his $5.65 million Moray Street apartment in the boutique Pietra development.

Pietra comprises eight luxury apartments, which each spread over an entire floor and have sweeping views of the Brisbane River and CBD.

Each apartment is said to boast three generously-sized bedrooms with private ensuites, Italian marble and granite finishes, Miele appliances and fully integrated entertainment and light and sound systems.

Mr Morehu-Barlow was still in the process of moving in to the New Farm apartment when he was arrested in December last year and charged with two counts of aggravated fraud, two of aggravated forgery, one of aggravated uttering, two of possessing dangerous drugs, one of possessing a relevant substance and one of possessing drug utensils.

Items already approved for sale by the Public Trustee also include, a 2009 black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, a 2007 black Audi A4 sedan, two 2012 Sea Doo jetskis worth $25,900 and $16,400, and one baby grand piano.

He has been remanded in custody awaiting trail.

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