Diamond theft case update

Legal aid has been approved for the Russian-speaking couple charged with stealing a diamond from W. Smith Jewellers, according to the Telegraph-Journal.

70 year old Grigori Zaharov and his wife 44 year old Natalia Feldman were in court yesterday and the judge was told legal aid had been approved but a lawyer had not been assigned yet. So the couple was remanded in custody until their next appearance Thursday. The Crown says it will be opposing any bail request because the couple is wanted in a number of other jurisdictions for diamond thefts.