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Sentencing Submissions In NZ Cropp Drug Case

Thursday, 21st May 2009

In New Zealand, the independent tribunal appointed by racing's Judicial Control Authority yesterday reserved its decision on a sentence for multiple premiership-winning jockey Lisa Cropp, after hearing lengthy oral submissions following the guilty finding against her in the headline-hogging methamphetamine case. NZ Thoroughbred Racing's lawyer Simon Moore said Cropp should receive the maximum penalty of 12 months disqualification plus NZ$10,000 fine, as well as being ordered to pay 80% of NZTR's costs (about NZ$110,000). Cropp's lawyer Antony Shaw said "a more moderate penalty" was appropriate, as Cropp was a first offender.

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