60 Minutes: Sally Faulkner and former soldier charged

AUSTRALIAN mother Sally Faulkner and former soldier Adam Whittington have been charged with kidnapping over the botched attempt to bring her children to Australia, Whittington's lawyer says.

Whittington's lawyer confirmed criminal conspiracy against the pair had also been dropped in a Lebanese court on Thursday afternoon (local time).

Faulkner, 60 Minutes crew members, along with Whittington and his associates were accused of trying to forcibly take Ms Faulkner's children - who were living in Beirut with her estranged ex-partner Ali Elamine - and return them to Australia.

The 60 Minutes crew is to be charged with knowing about the crime and failing to report it, an offence punished by a fine.

Faulkner and the 60 Minutes crew returned to Australia in April after Channel Nine reached a plea bargain to ensure their release of its staff, however, the recovery team was not included in the deal.

Read more at ABC News Online



REVEALED: Details of 100+ house fires to burn in Ipswich

Premium Content REVEALED: Details of 100+ house fires to burn in Ipswich

Most house fires sparked in one particular room

Gate kicking duo ‘just drinking and mucking around’

Premium Content Gate kicking duo ‘just drinking and mucking around’

A vigilant homeowner filmed two intruders as they damaged her front gate while...

BREAKING: Teens on the run after joyride, ditching stolen car

Premium Content BREAKING: Teens on the run after joyride, ditching stolen...

Up to four teenagers are believed to have fled after ditching a stolen vehicle at...