Federal Police confirm law suit over Corby interview raid

THE Seven Network is suing the Australian Federal Police over raids on its Sydney offices last week looking for confirmation of a lucrative interview deal with drug smuggler Schapelle Corby.

The AFP has confirmed papers have been lodged in the Federal Court but say there will be no further comment while the action is being taken.

Armed police raided the offices amid reports the network had paid the convicted drug trafficker several million dollars for an exclusive interview.

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus and his deputy Michael Phelan were asked to justify the raids before a Senate hearing this week.

They said they had "no choice" but to raid the offices in an attempt to get more information about the station's negotiations with Corby.


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