Sep 2, 2010

Crocodile Dundee held hostage down under for fiddling the taxman

Actor Paul Hogan, star of the "Crocodile Dundee" movies, is trapped in Australia for non-payment of taxes.

The 70-year-old actor was served with a departure prohibition order while in Australia to attend his 101-year-old mother's funeral.

The departure prohibition order prevents him from leaving Australia and returning to Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and son.

The photo above shows Paul Hogan as he appeared in the movie Crocodile Dundee II.

Mr. Hogan told Australian television Nine Network's A Current Affair program, "I can't pay 10 percent of what they're asking."

The Australian Tax Office has refused to comment on reports they are seeking tax on $34 million of allegedly undeclared income from Hogan.