Colombian prosecutors investigating how nearly 6kg’s of cocaine came to be in Aussie Cassie Sainsbury’s luggage have said they are now considering her fiancé a ‘person of interest’.
60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett has claimed that Scott Broadbridge will be questioned over his knowledge of Cassie’s trip to Colombia.
'We have established here, had it confirmed from the prosecutor's office, that the Colombian prosecutor now considers Scott, the fiancé, a person of interest in the investigation,’ Bartlett informed the Herald Sun.
'They want to interview him — sit down and ask him some questions. Over here, from what I can gather, the prosecutor’s office has to rely on Scott volunteering to sit down,'
“Whether or not that happens is in the lap of the gods. It hasn’t happened yet. What he (Broadbridge) does or doesn’t know is a very big question mark.
“I know her (Sainsbury’s) legal team were very surprised to see him here.
In a somewhat confusing statement, , Scott has told Channel Seven's Sunday Night that he has seen payments from a mystery group of Australians who reportedly led her to danger.
However he seems to suggest that Sainsbury is likely to plead guilty to being a drug mule for a mystery international syndicate, despite continuing to protest her innocence.
Scott’s Channel 7 interview is set to air at the same time as Channel 9’s 60 Minutes interview with Cassie’s mum, Lisa Evans and sister Khala.
According to Bartlett, Lisa and Khala claim 22-year-old Cassie doesn’t understand the seriousness of her predicament.
“She tends to be up and frivolous one day and down and quite depressed the next,” Bartlett said.
“I’m not totally convinced that the gravitas of the situation has hit home to her personally yet.
“Just the things she has said, for a person in her position, appear flippant and not grounded in reality. Her legal team tell us she is very fearful.
“This 22-year-old is facing a minimum of 21 years and four months (if found guilty) — the same amount of time she’s spent on earth.”
There is no suggestion at this stage that Broadbridge himself will be the subject of any charges.