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Thread #80488   Message #1653859
Posted By: Keef
22-Jan-06 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Schapelle Corby
Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
And now this!

Corby brother's role to be tested in court
Monday January 23, 2006
Corby's half-brother, James Sioeli Kisina (Channel 9 image)

By ninemsn staff

Police allegations that Schapelle Corby's half-brother was involved in exporting the cannabis that put her in jail could be tested in court within weeks, according to a report.

The Australian newspaper reports lawyers for James Sioeli Kisina, 18, said they were considering a Supreme Court appeal after the allegations were used by Queensland police to successfully oppose their client's bail.

A sworn affidavit by arresting officer Detective Sergeant Dean Godfrey said: "He (Mr Kisina) is suspected of some involvement in the exportation of cannabis for which his sister has received a 20-year imprisonment sentence."

The affidavit also alleged Mr Kisina, who was arrested after a Brisbane home invasion last Tuesday, had a "propensity to commit offences" and that he suffered from a "lack of parental guidance".

Mr Kisina was 16 and with his sister when she was caught at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport in October 2004 carrying 4.1kg of cannabis in a bodyboard bag.

Mr Kisina carried the bag to the Customs desk, but when asked by officials if it was his, Corby interrupted and claimed ownership.

After two days of interrogation, Balinese police released Mr Kisina after finding no proof of involvement in the crime.

� National Nine News 2006