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Drug dealer lawyer defends assets
Angela Baillie
Angela Baillie will be sentenced later this month
Court action to seize the assets of a lawyer who smuggled heroin and valium into Barlinnie jail has started.

The Crown claim Angela Baillie made 52,556 from drug dealing and have moved to strip her of her assets.

Baillie, 32, of Newton Mearns, is contesting the confiscation demand at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Judge Lord Emslie allowed both sides until the end of April to examine the figures for her income, assets and spending over the last six years.

Prosecutors claim Baillie can be made to pay up because her home is worth 165,000.

On Monday, defence advocate John Scullion told the High Court in Edinburgh that her answers to the Crown claims had been lodged.

A further hearing on the confiscation issue has been fixed for the end of April.

In February, Baillie appeared at the High Court in Paisley and admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and diazepam.

She faces sentence later this month.


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