Queensland's fake prince Joel Morehu-Barlow, who was imprisoned over the theft of $16 million from Queensland Health, has been been released from jail.
Morehu-Barlow, now 44, pleaded guilty to five fraud and three drug offences in 2013 after re-directing money meant for charity into his own accounts and was jailed for 14 years with a non-parole period of five.
Queensland Corrective Services confirmed he was no longer in their custody. It's believed he was released less than two hours ago.
A News Corp reports suggests he will be deported this evening.
An Australian Border Force spokesperson told AAP they could not comment on whether Morehu-Barlow was in their custody or was facing deportation.
"We may be in a position to make a statement about that tonight," the spokesperson said.