PR queen Roxy Jacenko walks side by side with husband as he faces day one of insider trading trial

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Sydney public relations queen Roxy Jacenko was pictured clutching the hand of her banker husband Oliver Curtis, as he faced the first day of his trial into an insider trading charge.

The couple arrived at the NSW Supreme Court dressed professionally, both showing strained expressions on their faces as they walked past media.

The prosecution claim Curtis conspired to commit insider trading with his former friend John Hartman.

Roxy Jacenko and her husband Oliver Curtis on day one of the trial. Photo: AAP
Roxy Jacenko and her husband Oliver Curtis on day one of the trial. Photo: AAP

It was alleged the pair made about $1.4m from 2007-2008, according to News Corp.

Curtis pleaded not guilty to the charge.

If found guilty he could face five years in prison.

Lawyers and associates wait with trolleys of documents for the Oliver Curtis trial. Photo: AAP
Lawyers and associates wait with trolleys of documents for the Oliver Curtis trial. Photo: AAP

In court Crown prosecutor David Staehli SC said Curtis and Hartman were ‘long-time friends’ that went to school together and were raised in the same suburb.

He acknowledged that it was likely they weren’t so friendly now.

The court will hear evidence from Hartman, as well as ASIC investigators, a Blackberry representative and employees of company CMC markets

During the trial the jury will need to examine whether or not Hartman and Curtis conspired to use inside information.

The trial is expected to last a few weeks.

During day one the court was reportedly evacuated during a lunch break, due to a ‘burning smell’.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, a photo of Ms Jacenko's children, Hunter and Pixie, was uploaded to her daughter’s Instagram account.



The family had celebrated Hunter’s birthday on the weekend.

When Curtis was committed to stand trial in 2013, Ms Jacenko said he was a ‘great husband’.

"He is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met," she said in 2013.

"He is much younger than me, and his work ethic and how smart he is just blows my mind every day."

At the time she vowed to keep her family together.

Roxy when she spoke about the pending trial in 2013.
Roxy when she spoke about the pending trial in 2013.
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