Another Sotheby's boss falls foul of the law

By Mieke Vlok
27 January 2017

Sandy Geffen, wife of estate agency owner Lew Geffen, was arrested for drug possession.

Sandy, who according to Sotheby's website is an executive director of the company, was arrested at Cape Town International Airport after a small quantity of dagga was found in her luggage. She’d apparently flown to Cape Town from Johannesburg.

“On Thursday at about 8.15 am a 67-year-old female was arrested at Cape Town International Airport for being in possession of a small quantity of dagga,” says police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut. He says the drug was found during a routine search.

“The suspect was charged with possession of dagga and made a court appearance in Bellville on the same day, where the charge against her was withdrawn.”

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Sandy’s attorney Leon van der Merwe said the matter had been withdrawn and he had nothing further to add.

Meanwhile Jason Rohde, former director of Geffen International Realty Franchise, appeared in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning in connection with the murder of his wife, Susan. She was murdered on the Spier wine estate in July last year.

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Shortly after Susan’s death Jason was suspended from Sotheby's. At a previous court appearance he was given permission to go back to Johannesburg so he could be closer to his and Susan’s three young daughters.

In court on Friday his bail conditions were changed. Read here what took place during his latest court appearance.

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