From 1975 to 2001, Andrew Fraser was a leading criminal solicitor with a successful national practice. And then it all went horribly wrong. In 1999 he was charged with being knowingly concerned with the importation of a commercial quantity of cocaine. Fraser pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing and to using cocaine over a period of time. He also pleaded guilty to trafficking a small quantity of cocaine to a friend and to possessing two ecstasy tablets. He was sentenced to seven years in prison with a minimum of five years to serve, including three years in maximum security. Fraser was released on 11 September 2006.