Three people are charged over the death of a fox that drowned in a swimming pool at property tycoon Harry Triguboff’s multi-million dollar waterfront mansion
- Three people have been charged over death of a fox which was found drowned
- The dead fox was discovered at the 86-year-old’s Vaucluse property
- The trio were charged and issued with notices to appear in court next month
- Harry Triguboff is Australia’s third richest man worth estimated $AUS12 billion
Three people have been charged over the death of a fox which was found floating in the swimming pool of Australia’s third richest man, Harry Triguboff (pictured)
Three people have been charged over the death of a fox which was found floating in the swimming pool of Australia’s third richest man, Harry Triguboff.
The fox was discovered at the 86-year-old’s Vaucluse property in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in April.
RSPCA launched an investigation and confirmed the trio were issued court notices for next month.
House manager Elizabeth Cunningham, landscape worker Stuart Rech and Daniel Horan who is employed at Triguboff’s development firm Meriton, were all charged following the investigation, Daily Telegraph reported.
They will appear in Waverley Local Court next month.
Triguboff’s lawyer Joseph Callaghan said in a statement the incident was in no way linked to Mr Triguboff.
House manager Elizabeth Cunningham (right) and Daniel Horan who is employed at Triguboff’s development firm Meriton (left) were charged
Landscape worker Stuart Rech (pictured) was also charged over the death of the fox
‘The matter did not involve Mr Triguboff at all and it is to do with an employed person,’ he said.
‘Mr Triguboff was not home at the time and did not know about it until afterwards. The matter was referred to the RSPCA and the person involved has co-operated completely.’
The fox at the centre of the investigation was believed to have been captured on the property.
A female employee was understood to have contacted a zoo and veterinary clinic, who said the animal would have to be put down, but refused to take it.
At that point, the decision was allegedly made to kill the fox.
Triguboff’s lawyer Joseph Callaghan said in a statement that the incident was in no way linked back to Mr Triguboff (stock image)
Mr Triguboff is the third richest man in Australia and is worth more than an estimated $AUS12 billion.
The affluent real estate developer has made his wealth on his residential units empire Meriton Group and development company Karimbla Construction Services.
Mr Triguboff moved into his Vaucluse home back in 1983 and bought the waterfront property for little more than $5 million.