The 60 year old man and 63 year old woman; both from Strathalbyn, who were arrested by Major Crime Investigation Branch detectives earlier this morning for blackmail offences – have both been granted court bail. They will next appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 15 June 2021 at 11.30am.
The victim in this matter is Mr. Peter Malinauskas.
Given the nature of the charge of blackmail it will be alleged that the two accused persons in a common enterprise sought to obtain a personal gain by threatening to make allegations of alleged misconduct by Mr. Malinauskas.
It is important to be clear that the allegations did not relate to any form of criminal behaviour by Mr. Malinauskas. He is not being investigated by SAPOL for any…