Not la Dolce Vita Ruth Sandberg's Italian Holiday Ended in a Long Jail Sentence. Her Crime? Ignorance of the Law, Says Her Brother
Hanley, Anne, The Independent (London, England)
Were Ruth Sandberg not serving an 11-year sentence in an Italian maximum security prison, she'd be back in the council flat in Colchester where she lived until last April, holding down odd jobs and looking after her two small children.
"Funny life, if you think about it, for someone who's meant to have been the ringleader of a major drug smuggling racket: I mean, with all the money they say she's made, you'd think she could afford something more luxurious," muses her brother Nick. Then again, there are a lot of funny things about her case, he adds: "like the idea that the Neapolitan mafia would let a woman - and a foreign woman at that - run a big drugs ring. Or that she …
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Publication information: Article title: Not la Dolce Vita Ruth Sandberg's Italian Holiday Ended in a Long Jail Sentence. Her Crime? Ignorance of the Law, Says Her Brother. Contributors: Hanley, Anne - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 29, 1998. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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