An investment broker who allegedly fleeced six people out of more than HK$20 million appeared in court yesterday after being extradited from Britain. One of the victims was his father-in-law, the late Thomas Gall, one of the city's most respected judges. Kevin Slattery, 45, arrived in the city on Tuesday and appeared at Eastern Court yesterday. Prosecutors are applying for the case to be transferred to the High Court, and Eastern Court will hear committal proceedings for the transfer on November 6. Slattery did not enter a plea before Acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai. She remanded him in jail custody until the November hearing. Richard Turnbull, senior assistant director of public prosecutions, said Slattery 'left in a hurry' in December 2005, leaving his wife and five-year-old son behind. He was apprehended in Britain this year and an extradition order was handed down in July. A lawyer for Slattery entered no bail application and did not object to the adjournment. Slattery, formerly a director and shareholder of The Henley Group, has been charged with 14 counts of theft, 11 of evasion of liability, five of forgery, one of false accounting and one of procuring an entry in a bank's record by deception, for the alleged crimes. The charges allege he stole sums of HK$5 million and A$827,263 (HK$5.65 million) from Gall.