A South Australian couple has been charged with blackmail after an investigation by major crime detectives amid reports the case involved threats against Labor Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas.
The 60-year-old man and the 63-year-old woman were arrested at their Strathalbyn home, south of Adelaide, on Wednesday morning.
They were refused police bail and were expected to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Police provided no other details in relation to the case but said the charged offence carried a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail.
The Adelaide Advertiser reported that the case involved threats against Mr…