Andrew Eric Young at an earlier court hearing.
Andrew Eric Young at an earlier court hearing. Kari Bourne

Complex Kleenmaid fraud accused trial could take months

THE trial of a businessman accused of conning Westpac out of $13 million could hear from three dozen witnesses and dredge up finance documents from as far back as 2003.

Sunshine Coast man Andrew Eric Young was accused of defrauding the bank when Kleenmaid was insolvent.

It had been expected his trial might take 18 weeks, Brisbane District Court heard at a trial review on Friday.

A shorter trial was now hoped for, but it would still be highly complex and likely take at least eight weeks and involve 36 witnesses.

Last month, the court heard Young, a former Kleenmaid director, planned to represent himself at trial.

This week's hearing discussed legal aid and insolvency issues.

Judge Brian Devereaux heard financial records from 14 years ago could be relevant to the trial.

But the Crown would likely focus on events that occurred after late 2007.

The trial is expected to start on Monday, August 21.

-NewsRegional



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