Linfox heir cleared over border dodger claims
The heir to a billion-dollar trucking empire sparked confusion after entering Queensland from Victoria without applying for a border exemption.
But Queensland Police said they cleared Peter Fox, the executive chairman of Linfox and son of billionaire Lindsay Fox, of any wrongdoing following an investigation into his move to the Gold Coast from Toorak last month.
Police found "no evidence to support the allegations" that Mr Fox entered the state illegally, a spokeswoman confirmed last night.
"Detectives from Taskforce Sierra Linnet have concluded their investigations into this matter … no action under the public health act will be taken," the spokeswoman said.
Mr Fox told A Current Affair he now resides in Queensland "since the first of July" after being granted an exemption to move with his family.
But a Queensland Health spokeswoman said "At no stage has Queensland Health received a request for an exemption from Mr Fox."
It is understood Mr Fox was not required to obtain an exemption or complete hotel quarantine because he came to Queensland prior to July 3, when residents were still permitted to enter the state and quarantine at home.
Originally published as Linfox heir cleared over border dodger claims