Campbell Newman may stop Schapelle profiting from interview deal

QUEENSLAND Premier Campbell Newman is looking into ways to stop convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby earning millions for a tell-all interview.

Mr Newman said the 36-year-old Gold Coaster should not profit from her crime and wants to see what can be done under the state’s laws.

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“I am deeply concerned, in fact I am dismayed, that a convicted drug criminal has benefited it appears from her criminal activity,’’ Mr Newman told reporters in Brisbane on Wednesday.

“I just think we need to recognise there was a trial in Indonesia, she was appropriately convicted, she went to jail and now it appears she’s benefiting from this act and I don’t think it’s very satisfactory.

“So we will look and see whether that Queensland legislation has any application.’’

News.com.au reports, the premier will ask his Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie if Corby could be stopped under Queensland’s proceeds of crime laws.

Schapelle Corby  was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 4.2 kilograms of cannabis into Bali concealed in her body board bag.

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She was this week released on parole from Bali’s Kerobokan prison and is rumoured to have committed to a media deal with Channel Seven worth $2 million.

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