Sirius sub-letting case adjourned as lawyers fail to produce evidence

A Sydney mother and daughter faced court on Wednesday accused of sub-letting their public housing unit in the well-known Sirius building and making almost $150,000 from it.

But it was the prosecution case that hit “The Rocks” when they failed to produce the proper evidence.

Genute Balsiene and her daughter Saule Baslyte left Downing Centre Court early after their hearing was unexpectedly adjourned.

“It’s unbelievable, it should have been dismissed, now it’s been adjourned,” the defendants’ lawyer Ali Saleh said.

The 62-year-old and her daughter face 52 charges of sub-letting their unit in the Sirius building between 2012 and 2017, benefitting to the tune of $147,000.

They allegedly charged up to $700 a week for perfect views of the Bridge and Opera House.

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