Mercedes Corby to sue AFP
Schapelle Corby's sister launches legal action against the Australian Federal Police following attempts to seize money for an interview. Nine News.PT0M22S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-33j4k 620 349 February 27, 2014
Mercedes Corby has begun legal action against the Australian Federal Police. Lawyers for the sister of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby lodged documents with the NSW Federal Court on Wednesday.
It comes a day after Seven West Media said it was suing the AFP following raids involving up to 30 officers of its Sydney offices allegedly looking for proof of a possible interview deal with Corby.
Both matters will be heard by Justice Jayne Jagot on Thursday.
Mercedes Corby battles the media throng outside the Kerobokan Prison. Photo: Justin McManus
While Indonesia's law and human rights minister Amir Syamsuddin has said Corby is welcome to stay in her luxury villa for as long as she needs, he appears adamant she should not do an interview, paid or unpaid.
Corby was released on parole from Bali's Kerobokan prison on February 10.
The AFP raided Seven's offices in Pyrmont last week over speculation the network paid Corby $2 million for an interview, which could have been contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act.