News National Clive Palmer’s court-shy nephew Clive Mensink tracked down in Bulgaria

Clive Palmer’s court-shy nephew Clive Mensink tracked down in Bulgaria

Clive Mensink
Clive Palmer has insisted he doesn't have the foggiest idea where nephew Clive Mensink (right) has been holed up. Now he does. Photo: AAP
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Clive Palmer’s nephew, Clive Mensink, wanted for questioning over the collapse of his uncle’s Queensland Nickel refinery, has been found in Bulgaria.

News Corp Australia tracked Mr Mensink, who has lost a significant amount of weight and now has a beard, to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia last week.

He was with his Bulgarian girlfriend, Gabriela Konstantinova, and another friend leaving the movies after seeing 50 Shades Freed.

“Mensink looked horrified and refused to answer News Corp’s questions as he ducked into a pedestrian subway after being approached last week,” the report said.

Ms Konstantinova defended him, saying “I don’t think it is correct to embarrass him and interrupt him.”

In March last year, the Federal Court issued two warrants against Mr Mensink after he failed to appear in Brisbane for examination.

He left Australia in June 2016, months after Queensland Nickel collapsed, leaving $300 million in debts and hundreds without a job.

The Australian Federal Police told News Corp on Friday they were “aware that an arrest warrant had been issued for Mr Mensink.”

But News says it’s unlikely Mr Mensink will face extradition as he has not been charged with criminal matters.

Details of Mr Mensink’s whereabouts, as reported in The Sunday Telegraph and other News Corp papers, have been relayed to authorities.