Australia: Building industry figure George Alex arrested over money laundering, tax evasion

Controversial building industry figure George Alex has been arrested in a pre-dawn raid at his Surfers Paradise home.

The 49-year-old has been arrested by the Australian Federal Police in relation to allegations of money laundering and tax evasion.

Mr Alex, 49, has been an undischarged bankrupt since 2011. Despite this, evidence was given at the royal commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in 2015 that Alex controlled a number of labour hire companies that were paying money to the CFMEU for favourable construction deals.

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