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BRISBANE AAP Feb 4

February 04 2013, 1:47PM

Lawyers for the former head of surfwear company Billabong have until the end of the month to review the prosecution case against him.

Matthew Perrin, 40, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of defrauding the Commonwealth Bank of $13.5 million.

It's alleged Perrin forged his former wife Nicole Bricknell's signature on documents, enabling him to use the value of a jointly-owned house on the Gold Coast to obtain a loan of $13.5 million from the bank in 2008.

In the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, Perrin's solicitor Simone Healy asked for a further three weeks to consider the Crown particulars of the case.

The application was not opposed and the matter was listed for mention again on February 25.

Perrin, once regularly listed as one of Australia's richest men, filed for bankruptcy in March 2009.

He had debts of $28.2 million.