ALLY McDEAL REVEALED; Record wins fight to expose drug shame lawyer.Byline: By Steven Ventura
THIS is the disgraced high-flying lawyer who smuggled drugs into one of Scotland's toughest jails.
Angela Baillie, 32, admitted handing over pounds 1600 worth of heroin and diazepam diazepam /di·az·e·pam/ (di-az´e-pam) a benzodiazepine used as an antianxiety agent, sedative, antipanic agent, antitremor agent, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, and in the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. to a client inside Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison.
Following her guilty plea at I the High Court in Paisley, Judge Lord Kinclaven slapped a ban on her identity being revealed.
But yesterday, the Daily Record spearheaded a media victory to have the gagging order lifted.
And today we unmask the drug-dealing brief.
Baillie, of Newton Mearns Coordinates:
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Friends last night told how her wealthy family were left devastated by her shock confession in court.
One said: "Angela came from such a lovely family and was well brought up.
"Her parents are devastated but they are standing by her.
"She had everything going for her. She had plenty of money, a successful career and loving family.
"No one can believe how stupid she has been to throw her whole life away on drugs."
Baillie's three bedroom semidetached home in Newton Mearns has been lying empty since she was arrested in November.
Police first swooped on the house last October.
One neighbour who witnessed that raid said last night: "There were lot of cars and a lot of police.
"The officers eventually left k and Angela was still living there until early November when the police came back and arrested her.
"She has only been seen here once since then, when she appeared with a removal van and the house was totally cleared of furniture."
Baillie hit the headlines in 2003 over claims she spurned spurn
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A friend said at the time: "It seems Fernando can't take no for an answer.
"She has no interest in f ootb allers."
Baillie worked for Glasgow law firm Richard Lobjoie for about seven years after leaving two other city firms allegedly under a cloud.
She was aged just 17 when she wed Charles Carmichael at St Columbkillies Church in Rutherglen in 1990.
The following year, she began her law degree at Glasgow University.
But her husband applied for divorce midway through her studies.
Baillie bought herself a three-bed-room home in Newton Mearns months after she graduated in 1996.
She also claims to have lived and studied in the USA.
Her parents, Patricia and Frank, sent Angela and her three sisters to fee-paying Fernhill School in Rutherglen.
Dad Frank, 58, was a company director and sat on several boards.
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