A PR professional has detailed the alleged Gold Coast plot to have the court case dropped.
The businessman is accused of bribing a complainant to drop their allegations.
"I was beginning to feel nauseous ... Less control over my body, I didn't feel good."
The former National Party MP is due to stand trial this year alongside three businessmen.
"I just remember this sort of smell, this sort of sweaty, musky, alcohol smell."
An alleged plot to have a complaint withdrawn included a meeting at a five-star hotel.
The businessman allegedly tried to dissuade a complainant from giving evidence.
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"It took time to chase rabbits down holes and identify what had gone wrong."
A prominent rich-lister is due to stand trial alongside his business manager on Monday.
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The former politician was also awarded $95,000 for his legal costs in the defamation case.
If Stuff wasn't sold in May last year it would have been closed by its Australian owners.
One of the accused is also attempting to have their charge dismissed.
The man is accused by the SFO of conspiring with a prominent business leader.
At least three times the children were used as a company's sole director and shareholder.