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My friend went to south africa as an engineer to build a building. upon finishing the building...he was held in jail there due to his having to pay taxes on that building. upon paying court cost...he was released and the lawyer representing him charged him 36m. when released by the court..lawyer took passport and is now holding him until he pays at least 26m. is this allowed. my friend is living on street now with no money for food or living expenses. what can i tell him or what can i do

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Cape town

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Like is say...he is out of jail having paid the cost that the judge charged him with. it is now his lawyer that is holding passport and has sent me an email to inform me that is he pays 26m he will then release him to come home and send him the 10m. he has been paid 10m already and is asking for the 13m more

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I am so confused and worried about him that I don't know what to ask.

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Have you ever met this friend in person, or has all contact been online and over the phone?

Have you sent any money?

Who were they working for that sent them to SA?

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