Melissa Caddick’s husband will tell if he killed his conwoman wife when he sits down with Channel Seven for an interview reportedly worth $50,000.
Anthony Koletti has vowed to give “the real story about what happened to Melissa” in his session with 7News Spotlight: The Vanishing on Sunday night.
Daily Mail Australia learns that Koletti was paid $50,000 for the interview after telling a court in December that he only had $1.95 in his bank account.
“I can no longer be silent,” he said in a bombshell preview released Thursday morning.
“It’s time for the truth to come out.”
Anthony Koletti vows to reveal the true story of what happened to his missing wife, fraudster Melissa Caddick
Anthony Koletti, husband of millionaire fraudster Melissa Caddick (pictured together), still lives in the $6.2 million house they shared before she disappeared
Mr Koletti indicated that he knew more than he first said about his wife’s mysterious disappearance.
Caddick is presumed dead after her foot washed up on the south coast of NSW on Feb. 21, 400 km from where she was last seen leaving her mansion in Dover Heights.
No other remains have ever been found.
After the discovery, several scenarios emerged – ranging from suicide to murder to Caddick cutting off her own foot to escape investigation for her dodgy dealings.
‘People don’t just disappear. I don’t think it was an accident,” Koletti said.
The couple met ten years ago when Koletti worked as a hairdresser on a cruise ship
He squirmed and hesitated when asked directly, “Did you kill your wife?”
It is clear that Mr. Koletti would have signed an exclusivity agreement with the network prior to the interview.
On Thursday, he declined to comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia outside its regular takeaway restaurant, Heart Cafe in Bondi.
With his interview aired on Channel 7 this weekend, Koletti was repeatedly asked what ‘truth’ would come out and whether he was being paid.
But the former DJ remained silent, despite previous conversations with police detectives, during which he slammed the door of his car in frustration.
Melissa Caddick (pictured with her husband Anthony Koletti) flaunted her wealth, but it was obtained through fraud
Anthony Koletti seen in Bondi days before a blockbuster TV interview airs
The meeting with the officers seems to have been coincidental, but it is clear that the detectives were known to Koletti and were involved in the investigation of his wife’s disappearance.
The TV show has promised that “new evidence” about Caddick’s disappearance will be revealed in an interview on Sunday.
Caddick, a 49-year-old financial advisor, disappeared from her Sydney townhouse on November 12, 2020 after ambushing up to $30 million from investors over eight years.
Some of her victims, including her own relatives, will also be featured on Channel 7’s program on Sunday evening.
With charm, designer handbags and a silver tongue, she managed to fool and blindly rob friends, family and even her mother.
Caddick’s foot was found by campers on Bournda Beach on February 21, south of Tathra on the south coast of NSW, after which NSW police pronounced her dead
Caddick (pictured center) was pronounced dead earlier this year. She is pictured with her teenage son and Mr Koletti (right)
Caddick’s brother revealed in the promo that he gave his sister $2 million before she disappeared.
Chris Koletti, Mr. Koletti’s brother, claims his sister-in-law probably staged her disappearance minutely and didn’t tell her partner because he “can’t keep a secret.”
Her crime was a Ponzi scheme involving 60 friends and family, totaling $30 million – of which only $7 million was ever repaid. The rest disappeared.
The trustees intend to sell Caddick’s property to get some of the money back, but cannot do so until they receive a court order.
In the meantime, Mr Koletti — who lost his $1,700 weekly allowance earlier this year — is free to live the life of a multimillionaire in a lavish home with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
The Federal Court heard arguments earlier this year that her assets should not be sold by trustees until her death is confirmed by the Coroner.
Anthony Koletti has vowed to give ‘the real story of what happened to Melissa’ in his Sunday night sit-down with 7News Spotlight: The Vanishing
Anthony Koletti provided this screenshot to the Federal Court, showing his dwindling bank accounts
The home in Dover Heights (pictured) is worth $6.2 million and was raided by federal police last November