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Billionaire’s Bodyguard Sentenced to Two Years in Prison on Weapons Charges

ONE of Australia’s richest men faced threats from organised criminals and was protected with military-grade weapons on his private jet in the years before his death, the tycoon’s former bodyguard has claimed.

Billionaire Richard Pratt’s one-time security chief Sean Shane Bowman was last month sentenced to a minimum of 2 1/2 years in prison for keeping an extensive array of guns, grenades, fake passports and NSW Police and Australia Post badges in his Sydney unit.

But in recently released court documents, 39-year-old Bowman claimed it was only after talks with Mr Pratt about his “security exposures” that he had sourced two high-powered, illegal weapons – an M4 assault rifle fitted with a silencer and a 12-gauge shotgun.

“Every country that we went (to), for example in Papua New Guinea, we would employ local security armed to secure the runway and the aircraft,” Bowman told the District Court.

“But we didn’t trust the local security and we had problems with extortions and threats.”

Mr Pratt’s fortune from his Visy packaging group was estimated at more than $5 billion shortly before he died in 2009.

Bowman said he “used contacts” to source the banned weapons, which were for securing whichever of the billionaire’s three jets he was using on overseas trips.

The former New Zealand army soldier said he first met Mr Pratt in 2003 and the cardboard king made him a “very appealing” offer to work for him.

Bowman later became caught up in a three-way affair with Mr Pratt’s lover Madison Ashton, a former prostitute who launched a failed Supreme Court case in an attempt to elicit millions from the billionaire’s estate.

The court heard he would be deported to New Zealand after his release and he planned to “make a pet shelter in the South Island for dogs and cats” because he loved animals.

Bowman has been in custody since he was arrested in May last year, when police found the stash of illicit goods, including five guns, false passports, NSW Police and Australia Post badges, stun and smoke grenades.


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