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Extortion trial of Suzi Taylor, Ali Ebrahimi delayed again




The trial of ex-Block star Suzi Taylor and her co-accused Ali Ebrahimi has encountered more setbacks after a barrister was injured.

Mr Ebrahimi and Ms Taylor, real name Suellen Jan Taylor, are both facing five charges that include extortion, assault occasioning bodily harm and deprivation of liberty allegedly committed in October 2019.

Both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Trial proceedings were delayed on Monday after Mr Ebrahimi’s defence barrister Peter Nolan was hospitalised after a fall outside of Brisbane District Court.

Judge Suzanne Sheridan discharged the jury on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the court was told a new barrister was being sought for Mr Ebrahimi as Mr Nolan was still recovering.

The trial will now begin on Thursday.

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