The Block – Are Lysandra And Alisa About To Lose Their Prize Money?
In a reality TV twist that no one saw coming, the sale of Lysandra and Alisa’s apartment on The Block is now in doubt as the person who bought it has been arrested.
The SMH is reporting 26 year old Lukas Kamay has been arrested in a $7 million inside trader scandal along with his university mate Christopher Hill. Lukas who works at NAB received information from Hill who worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics which enabled them to buy and sell currency before the official ABS data was publically released.
Kamay successfully bid $2.375 million on Alisa and Lysandra’s Albert Park apartment a month ago and put down a $500,000 deposit. The price was $616,000 over reserve which is the money the twins were to receive as their prize money.
The apartment along with the furnishings has now been frozen. The question is did the sale of the flat get completed? Or has the deposit of the sale just been frozen? And if not what happens now? Do Lysandra and Alisa still received their prize money if the sale is not completed?
The auction occurred on 8 April so the twins will have had to hope it had been a 28 day settlement, otherwise that sale is now sitting in limbo. It is mildly ironic the twin’s who are both former police officers had their apartment bought by someone who has now been arrested and that might now tied up with the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Hopefully Lysandra and Alisa have not spent the money already as they may be end up relying on the production company and NINE to give them the profit from the apartment.