Marino Sotiropoulos granted bail after allegedly kidnapping cricketer

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One of the men accused of kidnapping test cricketer Stuart MacGill has been released on bail. 

The NSW Supreme Court released Marino Sotiropoulos on strict bail conditions on Wednesday, including house arrest, a $100,000 surety, daily communication with police, an alcohol and drug ban, and a restraining order. 

He faces charges of supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, as well as take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasioning actual bodily harm, and participating in a criminal group. 

The former offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. 

Sotiropoulos is one of six men arrested following the alleged plot and kidnapping of his brother-in-law MacGill in Sydney in April.

Sotiropoulos denies involvement.  

His barrister, Ian Lloyd, attacked the strength of the crown case in relation to the drug supply charges on Wednesday. 

Police said at the time that MacGill was not involved in any illegal activity and that he was “purely” a victim. 

Sotiropoulos, 47, will return to court with his co-accused in 2023.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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