Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi could be made homeless after murder extradition battle leaves him bankrupt


EX-Eggheads star CJ de Mooi claims he could be made homeless as Dutch cops battle to extradite him for murder.

The former BBC brainbox, real name Joseph Connagh, is thought to have racked up a fortune in legal bills.

CJ de Mooi was declared bankrupt in September last year

Now he has said his house is being possessed and he’s in danger of being made homeless.

It comes after cops in the Netherlands wanted to quiz him about a confession in his 2015 autobiography that he may have killed a mugger in 1988.

He had admitted punching a knife-wielding mugger and throwing his body into an Amsterdam canal.

De Mooi was arrested at Heathrow in September 2016 on the European warrant for manslaughter, murder, assault and battery.

But a court later ruled prosecutors bungled the extradition paperwork – and a European warrant should not have been issued without a domestic one.

In September last year de Mooi declared himself bankrupt.


Five months on, the former Eggheads star revealed his house is being possessed.

He tweeted: “The bankruptcy trustee ignores my questions. A man lied and destroyed my life but is protected (so as not to dissuade genuine accusers). My house is being possessed to compensate his solicitors. I’ve broken no law but am being made homeless.

“Nobody will help me. Is this justice? I can’t afford to fight and there is no law to protect me.”

After messages from well-wishes he added: “I’ve spoken to a specialist Insolvency Solicitor who seems optimistic I can save the house.

“It will still cost a lot of money but at least I have a glimmer of hope.”

Sun Online have contacted de Mooi’s reps for a comment.

The canal in Amsterdam near where CJ de Mooi claimed in his book the incident took place
Nick Obank – The Sun
CJ, centre, starring on BBC show Eggheads
CJ de Mooi is thought to have racked up a fortune in legal bills

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