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Ex-Billabong boss's bail bid delayed

Convicted fraudster and former Billabong boss Matthew Perrin's bail bid has been adjourned to allow prosecutors more time to look into his case.

Perrin has been behind bars since January when he was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to eight-years' jail for forging his then-wife Nicole Bricknell's signature to scam $13.5 million from the Commonwealth Bank.

The 44-year-old sought to use the couple's luxury Gold Coast home, which was solely in Ms Bricknell's name, as security to fund his failing investments.

Perrin also forged the signature of his brother Fraser Perrin as witness on the document.

He was listed for a hearing in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday to be bailed while he appeals his conviction but the case was adjourned to Monday to allow the prosecution more time to evaluate his application.

The jury found Perrin guilty of three charges of fraud and six of forgery but his lawyer has said they will argue those verdicts were unsafe and unsatisfactory.

© AAP 2017

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