Convicted fraudster and former Billabong boss Matthew Perrin will seek to be released from prison as he prepares to appeal his eight-year jail sentence.
The 44-year-old former CEO was jailed in January after being found guilty of forging his then-wife's signature to scam $13.5 million from a bank, using a luxury Gold Coast home, which was solely in her name, as security.
He was convicted following a week-long trial at the Brisbane District Court, where a jury found him guilty of three charges of fraud and six of forgery.
On Friday his lawyer Nathan Hounsell confirmed to AAP a notice of appeal had been lodged on the grounds the verdict was unsafe and unsatisfactory.
Perrin will apply for bail on February 17 as his team prepares the appeal, Brisbane District Court heard on Friday morning, as Mr Hounsell sought access to jury notes from the trial.
The notes, which were communications between the jury and Judge Julie Dick, related to definitions of fraud and documents in evidence at the trial, the court heard.
During his trial, the jury heard that in 2008 Perrin urgently needed credit from the Commonwealth Bank to fund his failing investments, so he forged then-wife Nicole Bricknell's signature to secure a loan against their waterfront home at Surfers Paradise.
As part of the scam he also forged the signature of his brother Fraser Perrin as witness on the document.
But a year later he came clean in a dramatic confession at an emergency family meeting revealing he had "lost everything".
"I'm going to jail, I've done a lot of bad things," Perrin cried.
The court heard the CBA remains about $9 million out of pocket as it has not been able to recover the house from Perrin as a result of his convictions.
Perrin was not in court on Friday.