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‘Cocaine’ Cassie’s fate to be decided


Jarrod Sierocki

Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has reportedly reached a plea deal with Columbian authorities.

Cassie Sainsbury has struck a plea deal with Colombian prosecutors. Picture: Supplied

CASSIE Sainsbury has struck a plea deal with Colombian prosecutors over her attempt to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of Bogota, in an agreement to be aired at her first court appearance today.

The former South Australian fitness instructor will serve a maximum seven years in El Buen Pastor prison if the judge hearing her case today agrees to terms put forward by her attorney and prosecutors.

Details of the plea bargain, which could see her released within three years, emerged as sources confirmed Sainsbury’s family had struck another lucrative TV deal to tell their side of her story.

The sources claimed Cassie’s mother Lisa Evans was in Bogota with a 60 Minutes crew in an exclusive arrangement for which she is understood to have been paid a six-figure sum.

Nine on Wednesday said it had “no current…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/world/south-america/cassie-sainsburys-plea-deal-with-colombian-prosecutors-over-cocaine-smuggling-charge/news-story/8002cbd7a08d78423e6e0333ccdf4d7c

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