Eva Rausing

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Eva Rausing and her husband Hans Kristian Rausing were "close friends of the Prince of Wales, who personally made Eva Rausing a trustee of one of his charities, the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.

"Four years ago, she was caught taking heroin and crack cocaine into the U.S. Embassy. A subsequent search of the couple’s home turned up thousands of pounds’ worth of pure cocaine, as well as more crack and heroin. Yet astonishingly, all charges against them were dropped and they were let off instead with a conditional caution. Subsequently, Prince Charles publicly supported Mrs Rausing, refusing to sack her from the board of his foundation. His charities, he said, offered a second chance to young people, many of whom had a drug problem, so how could this not be offered to Mrs Rausing, too?" [1]

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  1. dailymail From the Rausings to Safari Boy, giving second chances to law-breakers always ends in tears, organizational web page, accessed August 1, 2012.
  2. EATA Board, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2013.