THE Australian Federal Police has dropped a proceeds of crime investigation into Gold Coast drug smuggler Schapelle Corby.
Last month, federal officers raided Seven Network offices in Sydney amid speculation the network was working on a multi-million dollar tell-all interview deal with the former beauty student following her release from a Bali prison.
Under proceeds of crime legislation, convicted criminals can’t benefit financially from their notoriety.
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News.com.au reports, the AFP last night announced it was dropping the investigation altogether and would hand back all seized documents.
“In recent weeks, Indonesian authorities have clearly outlined that any such interview would be in breach of Ms Corby’s parole conditions and could result in her parole being revoked,” the AFP said.
“Any possibility of an agreement has now been superseded by these additional parole conditions.”
“This decision does not mean that the original concerns that initiated the investigation were not well founded.”
Seven has launched legal action against the AFP over the raids.
Indonesian authorities are yet to confirm if any action will be taken over an interview which Channel Seven did air, with Schapelle’s sister Mercedes Corby.