Fresh investigations for Ben Roberts-Smith
Fresh investigations were launched yesterday by the Federal Police after new allegations against one of Australia’s most decorated soldiers, Ben Roberts-Smith, were aired on Sunday night. He’s previously been accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan – reports he’s denied and is suing Nine over. This time, the media company aired and published accusations that the Victorian Cross winner attempted to silence witnesses. Reports say evidence has already been seized by police, including letters he planned to send to SAS soldiers he feared would testify against him in a future war crimes inquiry. At least 5 burner phones, multiple SIM cards, and USB sticks with images his critics say incriminate him were also seized, they say. An employee of Seven West Media with support from chairman Kerry Stokes, the ex-soldier accused Nine of attempting to bully him into dropping his defamation case. Seven continues to stand by him despite his disdain for the biz.
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