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'Key' Pisasale witness granted bail on extortion charge

14 September 2017 12:56 AM
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A woman said to be a key witness to former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale’s alleged extortion has been granted bail on an extortion charge of her own.

The 37-year-old from Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west was arrested on Wednesday and extradited to Queensland after facing Melbourne Magistrates Court.

She appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court briefly on Thursday morning and was granted bail without any objection from police.

Both the woman, whose name is subject to a suppression order, and Mr Pisasale’s extortion-accused former property solicitor Cameron McKenzie were named as key witnesses to the former councillor’s extortion charge during a court hearing in June.

As part of her bail conditions, the Melbourne woman must hand over her passport, stay in the country and avoid contact with Mr Pisasale and Mr McKenzie.


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