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Neil and Linda Brooks allowed to leave

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November 14, 2017

The wife of swimmer Neil Brooks has been granted bail in a Brisbane court over fraud allegations.

The wife of Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks is allowed to return to her home in Bali despite being charged over an alleged $1.9 million fraud.

Linda Brooks reappeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday in her second bid for international freedom.

Magistrate Suzette Coates on Monday requested more assurances beyond "she'll be right mate" before she'd consider signing off on bail conditions that allowed her to keep her passport.

Ms Coates said despite reassurance from the prosecution Brooks could return to Bali, she remained concerned because Australia did not have an extradition treaty with Indonesia.

Ms Coates said most of the bail conditions requested by police would be "completely useless" and unenforceable if she had her passport.

"She can decide whether she wants to go to Siberia," she said.

"That's the reality of the decision."

But she ultimately decided to let Brooks keep her passport after she learned partner Neil had been granted bail with similar conditions on Monday and the alleged offences occurred in 2008.

Ms Coates said assurances from the prosecution that she was a low risk of not dealing with the charges, and the fact she had regularly travelled between Australia and Indonesia previously, were also factors.

Brooks was ordered to live at an undisclosed address in Bali and not contact a string of witnesses.

A $15,000 surety paid in Western Australia when she was arrested and charged last month was also retained.

Brooks and her husband are accused of dishonestly inducing Glenn Melcheck to deliver $1.95 million to Alfords Operations Pty Ltd, of which they were directors, in February 2008.

The case will return to court on December 11 but they are not required to appear.

Neil Brooks is best known for winning gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics as part of the 4x100m medley relay team.

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