UK Fraud Pair Set to Plead Guilty

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Shanti Simone Andrews and Rebecca Claire Turner were finally granted bail last week in Rio after their lawyer Renato Tonini appealed against the court’s initial refusal on grounds of the women being foreigners.

Tonini has since revealed that they will plead guilty at trial later this month in a bid to avoid the maximum sentence of up to five years in prison.

In a misguided attempt to allegedly defraud their insurance company over the theft of items totaling more than £1,000 on a bus trip from Iguaçu Falls back . . .

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