A South Australian man jailed for illegally sending lucerne seed to Saudi Arabia has been freed following an appeal that saw his sentence slashed.
In the high profile case, Tim Cadzow was jailed to four years and three months in June for his role as owner of agribusiness Quantum Bio in falsifying documents used to export more than 600 tonnes of lucerne seed to Saudi Arabia.
Mr Cadzow, based at Keith in SA’s South East, home to a lucrative lucerne seed industry, then appealed the decision in the SA Supreme Court of Criminal Appeal.
He was successful in having the sentence downgraded to one year, six months incarceration, but with the judges presiding issuing him a 12-month good behaviour bond, he was allowed to walk free.
The court found the…