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Cassie­ Sainsbury demands taxpayer help

The Australian  |  08 May 2017  |  News

Accused drug-smuggler Cassie­ Sainsbury’s lawyers are asking Australian taxpayers to help pay for her legal costs as she faces charges in Colombia.

The Bogota lawyer for the 22-year-old Australian has told Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper that he and Ms Sainsbury had filled out paperwork to apply for financial assistance.


Ms Sainsbury is in custody after she was arrested at El Dorado International Airport last month on a tip-off from the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

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