Sydney — A Holocaust denier living in Australia was declared bankrupt after a claim against him by a Jewish leader.
Adelaide-based Dr. Fredrick Toben was jailed in 2009 for contempt of a court order banning him from publishing anti-Semitic material on his website.
Toben, who was born in Germany, was ordered last year to pay $56,000 in court costs to Jeremy Jones, who filed the original case against him, on behalf of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. When Toben failed to pay the court costs, Jones lodged a bankruptcy claim against him.
In Federal Magistrates Court Monday, Registrar Anthony Tesoriero, on the application of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, made a sequestration order against Toben, declaring him bankrupt. He has 21 days to appeal.
Despite his financial woes, Toben said on his revisionist Adelaide Institute website that he will “not recant and continues to denounce the Holocaust lies.”
Jones said today’s declaration was an administrative ruling. “It has nothing to do with the legal or moral argument at all.”