AUSTRALIA: Extortion charges against pensioner dropped
The District Court in Brisbane has dropped charges over the 1997 extortion attempt on Australia biscuit producer Arnott's, leaving a 69-year-old woman to walk free. The New South Wales pensioner, Joy Ellen Thomas, had pleaded not guilty to four counts of extortion, brought after a number of high profile people received packages of poisoned Arnotts biscuits in 1997.
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