Melissa Caddick’s husband claims a share of the millions she owned in real estate, luxury cars and jewelry

Melissa Caddick’s husband is trying to recover some of the millions of designer goods, cars, jewelry and clothes belonging to the Sydney fraudster.

Anthony Koletti, who married Ms Caddick in 2013, submitted a statement to the Federal Court on Tuesday saying his household financial contribution over the period 2017-2020 meant he was entitled to a reduction in his wife’s assets.

These include two homes in Dover Heights and Edgecliff with an estimated value of $20 million, Ms Caddick’s Gucci wedding dress and various pieces of jewelry with a total value of over $95,000.

Mr Koletti argued that the considerable media attention surrounding Ms Caddick’s actions and her presumed death had prevented him from securing steady employment beyond casual hairdressing jobs.

Ms Caddick’s vast assets are being liquidated to repay some of the $23 million she stole from investors in her Ponzi scheme.

The 49-year-old disappeared in November 2020 the day after the Australian Investments and Securities Commission (ASIC) raided her home in Dover Heights.

His decomposed foot was found three months later on Bournda Beach near Tathra, around 500 kilometers south of Sydney.

Anthony Koletti says his late wife’s notoriety made it difficult for him to find a job. (Facebook: Antoine Koletti)

In his statement, Mr Koletti said his financial and non-financial contributions to the household – including carrying out his duties as a housewife and caring for Ms Caddick’s son – meant he was entitled to a part of his late wife’s property.

Mr. Koletti wishes to obtain a share of the sale of the following items:

  • A five-bedroom house in Dover Heights – estimated value: $15-17 million.
  • A three-bedroom apartment in Edgecliff – estimated value: $4 million.
  • Various luxury cars – $360,000 (already sold)
  • Miscellaneous actions – $7 million

Mr. Koletti seeks full ownership of the following:

  • Five paintings by Australian artist John Olsen
  • Mrs. Caddick’s Gucci wedding dress
  • An 18k white gold cross from Canturi – valued at $8,360.
  • Onxy cufflinks in 18k white gold – valued at $5,600.
  • An 18k white gold and sapphire ring – valued at $10,450.
  • An 18-karat white gold skull pendant — $6,300.
  • A diamond ring set by Canturi — $33,960.
  • Mr. Koletti’s wedding ring — $26,500.
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Mr Koletti is claiming a share of the proceeds from the sale of the $15million Dover Heights home he shared with Melissa Caddick. (Provided)

The Federal Court determined that Ms Caddick and her company, Maliver Pty Limited, were operating without a financial services license.

She ordered the liquidation of the company and the distribution of Mrs. Caddick’s assets by the receivers.

The criminal charges against Ms Caddick were dropped to allow the civil case to proceed in Federal Court.

The NSW coroner last week confirmed a start date for an inquest into Ms Caddick’s disappearance.

Last year there was uncertainty over whether the coroner would hold an inquest, but hearings were confirmed for September 12-26.

Police have previously said the fact that Ms Caddick left personal belongings at her home suggests she took her own life.