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Playboy model arrested after attempting to help Oscar Pistorious’ prison pal escape prison

July 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Playboy model arrested after attempting to help Oscar Pistorious’ prison pal escape prison

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A Playboy model appeared in court yesterday for her role in an audacious £12m prison break for Oscar Pistorius’ prison pal in a scheme worthy of a Hollywood movie.

Marissa Christopher planned bribe several crooked officials conspiring with her lover, notorious gangster Radovan Krejcir, in the daring heist that would include an armed gang ambushing the prison compound and a private plane sending them off to a new life in Argentina.

The fearless plot was thwarted when prison guard uniforms, firearms, ammunition, and blueprints of the jail were discovered during a raid on Krejcir’s cell earlier this year.

According to the Daily Mail, 47-year-old Krejcir began a surprising friendship with Pistorius when the Czech mobster was on remand in the same wing where the athlete has returned to serve his second sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The two men worked out together, and video footage even surfaced of the disgraced athlete and South Africa’s most infamous criminal playing football in the yard at Kgosi Mampuru II prison.

Krejcir was transported to Zonderwater jail last year, which is an hour outside of the capital city Pretoria, “for security reasons” and is now serving 35 years behind bars for attempted drug dealing, kidnapping, and attempted murder.

The man faces a series of additional charges, including the attempted killing of state witnesses.

Marissa Christopher was apprehended by authorities as she arrived to visit Krejcir in jail last Friday with their two-year-old daughter in arm, and made her first court appearance on Monday.

Prosecutor Lawrence Gcaba announced to Kempton Park Magistrates Court that the plot to free Krejcir from prison was going to be “a full-on assault” on the institution. The scheme was to involve a gang of ten with assault rifles to attack the prison to free the Czech fugitive using inside intel from corrupt officials, who have since been arrested.

The plan was to have Krejcir transported via helicopter to a safe house before jet setting to Argentina.

Christopher appeared in court along with Marthinus Herbst, one of the warders she was responsible for paying for his role in the scheme.

Gcaba informed the court that the two are facing charges of defeating the ends of justice, corruption and conspiracy to commit an offense of escaping from lawful custody.

Christopher’s lawyer Piet du Plessis told the court that his client denied all the charges against her, and did not pose a flight risk if granted bail.

Du Plessis stated: “She does not wish to live the life of a fugitive with a minor child, and is therefore not a flight risk. The interests of justice permit her release on bail.”

Up until 2015, Christopher lived in a £5,000 a month mansion in an upscale suburb of Johannesburg. According to the Star Newspaper, she also drove a luxurious sports car worth an estimated £45,000.

However, after Krejcir’s conviction ande the seizure of his assets, the Playboy model and her child were forced to move out of their mansion.

Krejcir was in jail with 29-year-old Pistorius for six months. Authorities reported that the double amputee’s cell was also searched, and a computer hard drive was found.

After the crime boss had been transported, personnel broke apart Krejcir’s treadmill, which showed a 9mm handgun taped inside. Pepper spray, a knife, a taser gun, ten cell phones, blades, and SIM cards were also found hidden inside his jail cell, according to Police spokesman, Lieutenant Solomon Makgale.

The failed plan was Krejcir’s fourth known attempt to escape from prison which also involved relatives and corrupt government officials.

Arrest warrants also exist for the ganger’s son Denis, his son’s girlfriend, his wife Katerina, and his mother Nadezda.

Krejcir used a fake passport to move to South Africa almost a decade ago and has since been connected with the unsolved killings of, among others, a luxury car exporter, the owner of a string of strip clubs, and a drug dealer.

The Czech Republic has been working to secure his extradition for four years but have been hampered as the criminal still faces a series of additional charges in South Africa.

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