The Victoria Police fraud and extortion squad $2.48 million fraud case involving the Framlingham Clark family is expected to be adjourned today in Warrnambool.
Former Framlingham Aboriginal Trust administrator Geoff Clark, his wife Trudi and two of their sons, Jeremy and Aaron, have been charged by police with a total of 1171 offences after a seven-year investigation code named Operation Omega.
Geoff Clark and his family members have always maintained their innocence.
A committal hearing was held in February and March and was adjourned to resume in Melbourne Magistrates Court today before magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg.
Due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the committal is expected to be rescheduled for a fortnight starting in Warrnambool on August 3.
There are another 11 witnesses expected to give evidence and barristers for the Clarks will be given a chance to cross-examine those people.
The case was previously delayed earlier this year after Melbourne barrister James Westmore suffered extensive injuries in a cycling accident at Dennington on Saturday, February 8.
He passed away in late February due to the serious injuries he suffered.
Important witness elder Aunty Violet Clark also previously gave evidence in the committal hearing over three days and passed away on April 15.
A long-time Framlingham Aboriginal elder and trust committee member, Ms Clark claimed that former administrator Mr Clark made all the decisions about financial matters.
Other witnesses included Geoff Clark's former right-hand man Michael Fitzgerald, bookkeeper Allan Thomas and the former head of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria Ian Hamm.
Mr Fitzgerald, the whistleblower at the centre of a $2.48 million fraud case, claims he felt compelled to act after discovering Trudi Clark was still being paid seven years after she left her job.
In a summary of the case at the start of the committal, crown prosecutor Justin Lewis said the charges related to 16 alleged events and schemes which were conducted by members of the Clark family between 1998 and 2016 with the case involving $2.48 million.