Schapelle Corby: Political Chip or Sacrificial Lamb?

By General Maddox. 

(Real News Australia) For many Australians the story of Schapelle Corby seems pretty straight forward. A young lady of about 27 years of age goes on a holiday to Bali in 2004 and gets caught with a stash of 4.2 kilograms of marijuana in her boogie board case. She pleads innocent, cries on TV, goes to jail and we hear updates about her situation on the news from time to time all the while gradually forgetting that many questions went unanswered and finally, forgetting to ask anymore questions. We’re bored. What else is on TV?

WAKE UP! It’s now 9 years later and Schapelle has been granted conditional parole by the Indonesian courts. Schapelle is, for all intents and purposes, free.

The Corby case was never as straight forward as it was meant to seem on TV. There’s a whole host of things that just don’t add up, were never talked about and let alone investigated. It was a cover up of a much larger conspiracy. Schapelle was the patsy. Here’s just a few of the inconsistencies:

  1. There was no forensic fingerprint analysis carried out of the plastic packaging which the marijuana was stored in within the boogie board case after insisting that it wasn’t hers and someone else must have tampered with her belongings.
  2. The marijuana in question, the evidence of the crime was subsequently destroyed denying any future opportunity for it to be forensically tested.
  3. A boogie board is made of foam and is very light. Even when it has a protective travel case which is made of nylon. At most it may have weighed up to 2kg. The case was stuffed with 4.2kg of marijuana. That extra weight alone would see anyone carrying the boogie board struggle more than usual under the extra weight. Schapelle, in her defence, requested CCTV footage from security cameras from the Brisbane airport, Sydney airport and the Indonesian airport in Bali. All of which had mysteriously disappeared and were unavailable.
  4. Around 6 months into the Schapelle Croby ordeal it came out that there was a massive drug smuggling operation throughout Australian airports. Baggage handlers were being used to move large quantities of drugs around the country. Schapelle suggested right from the beginning that this is exactly the type of thing she may be the unwitting victim of. A convicted felon was actually used to testify on Schapelle’s behalf with this exact information to prove that she was in fact correct in her assumption. However, because the man was indeed a convicted felon his testimony was struck from the record and was useless in her defence.
  5. The Australian Government also had information to that effect which could be used to aid Schapelle in her defence. Those high level reports from sources within the Government were never officially released and were withheld.
  6. One of Schapelle’s friends did a TV interview with Channel 7 and labelled Schapelle’s sister as being involved in selling drugs. Schapelle’s family sued Channel 7 for defamation as it was all completely unsubstantiated. There was no proof to back her claim. This friend was also paid $100,000 by Channel 7 to make these false claims. Schapelle’s family actually won the case and was awarded a massive settlement as a result.
  7. And finally the biggest inconsistency of them all… Why on earth would she want to smuggle marijuana into Bali?!?!? Think about it. 4.2kg of marijuana would have netted her at the very least $40,000 if sold here in Australia if it was indeed hers. In Bali that same about would maybe have netted a measly $4,000. Even the dumbest drug dealers know to what market to sell to. Marijuana is also very easy to come by in Bali and again it’s cheap too.

Has anyone noticed the exceptionally good timing with Channel 9’s TV mini-series on Schapelle Corby? There’s something else going on here. The media giants want their pound of flesh. They’re going to make as much money from her ordeal as possible. All the while trying to divide the public opinion on whether she’s entitled to make a cent about telling her story.

Schapelle Corby isn’t totally free to come back home yet. She must stay in Bali until 2017 while she serves out her parole period, and may not actually secure any profits from the media deals if they are seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Law enforcers can seize assets, cash, houses, boats … whatever it is that comes from the proceeds of crime and criminal activity.

Unlike murder cases, where the prosecution has to establish guilt beyond reasonable doubt, in proceeds of crime cases there only has to be “reasonable suspicion” that an individual has made a profit from criminal activity.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if she was burnt one more time for good measure by the people that kept her locked up and failed to come to her assistance. Ie. The Australian Government. She may yet again end up with nothing.

For more information that you won’t see in the mainstream media please watch the below documentary and you will quickly change your mind about this innocent young lady.

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Author:General Maddox

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12 Comments on “Schapelle Corby: Political Chip or Sacrificial Lamb?”

  1. Alvilos
    February 12, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Where is your evidence to back up your claims? you point out the issue of no evidence but dont back up your own claims with proof for the information you are stating. Please provide links and pictures to back up your claims and then i will take your word with a bit more validity. but right now your statements have no more facts than a 5 year old talking about it.

    • February 12, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Alvilos, the bolded type in the numbered list are links to what I’ve referenced. Did you click on each to follow them up? Have a close look at all of those and come back.

      • February 15, 2014 at 11:54 am #

        Innocent or guilty? Make money off it or not? All just used to generate public hype to either make a profit or for some other agenda by mainstream media outlets. The General is right, all his claims are backed
        up by references to information in blue and in bold. Easy to follow and confirms what is written.

  2. February 15, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Reblogged this on Neal Rews Australia.

  3. spin hater
    February 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    you stuffed up a good story full of facts by that convicted felon comment. we live in Australia. how old are you general. it is mostly the younger crowd who do this. we do not have felonies in Australia. if it was a typo fair enough but there is more chance it was your Americanized imagination. be more careful because spin is spin.

    • February 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      A reference to a felony is taken to be a reference to a serious indictable offence.
      Age has nothing to do with my website. The only “spin” on my site is the spin i quote from the MSM. The rest is either op-ed or sourced material. I will link my sources where applicable. Americanised imagination? Looks like you’re the one who’s Americanised.
      Especially since you used the letter z in Americanized instead of the Australian way of using an s.
      Spin may be spin. But bullshit waste of time statements are also bullshit waste of time statements.

      • spin hater
        February 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

        no hard feelings. You do a good job putting this site together. it may have read like I was nick picking but on reflection what is the source of the story for felon/criminal used to testify on the Corby case and who’s record was this persons testimony struck off by. it is the spell check function on this site that is American I had it spelt right the first time.

  4. Shitstar
    February 25, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    Don’t worry Schapelle will be just fine.
    What about Santos Bonacci .?
    On the piece Train. x

  5. Shitstar
    February 25, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    How long do the mods. Take ?
    Sorry 1st timer.

    • February 25, 2014 at 7:42 am #

      Can’t approve when I’m sleeping.

  6. Andrew
    March 2, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Are you seriously suggesting that Channel 9, in kahoots with the Indonesian government, have arranged for Corby’s release in time for a TV mini-series? Where is your evidence? This is not journalism.

  7. March 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Great article General! I would suggest an improvement to your lack of ability to approve while asleep however.

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