Concert promoter and former reality TV star Phil Rankine has had $5million theft charges against him dismissed.
Rankine, who twice appeared on The Block home renovation show, faced Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday where Chief Magistrate Mary-Louise Hribal ruled prosecutors had taken too long to advance their case.
Her decision came after the court was told investigators would need another six months to make inquiries in Sydney and overseas in relation to the allegations against the 52-year-old.
Concert promoter and former reality TV star Phil Rankine (pictured with ex-wife Amity Dry on The Block) has had $5million theft charges against him dismissed
Given that request for more time, Judge Hribal said she was prepared to dismiss the charges.
'Should more material come to light over the course of the next six months and the prosecution then decide they've got sufficient material to re-lay and take it to the director, that's a matter for them,' she said.
'But it's been before the