Witnesses ID Foster's voice

THREE witnesses in the contempt trial of convicted fraudster Peter Foster identified him by matching up his voice to a recorded interview on ABC Radio .

Mr Foster is on trial in the Federal Court for contravening a court order made in 2005 that banned him for being involved with any weight-loss product for five years.

Foster attracted the court order after yielding $1 million in a diet pill scheme.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission brought the contempt case against Foster.

The ACCC allege Foster was involved in Sensaslim Australia, a company which spruiked a nasal spray weight loss product, between December 2009 and September 2010.

Foster denies the allegations.

In court in Brisbane on Wednesday, defence barrister Paul Smith focused on the identification of his client in the alleged Sensaslim dealings.

Mr Smith said three witnesses in the trial alleged in affidavits they logged onto the ABC Radio website and listened to an interview with Foster, which is how they identified his voice.

Foster's legal team argue Foster was not involved with the business of Sensaslim but a man named Peter O'Brien was.

The ACCC alleged O'Brien was a alias for Foster.

Mr Smith has put forward identification as a key focus in his case for Foster.

The trial continues.



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