Ku­mar gets sus­pended sen­tence for money laun­der­ing

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Nitesh Ku­mar, who was con­victed of one count of money laun­der­ing, was sen­tenced to two years in jail, sus­pended for three years by the Suva Mag­is­trates Court on Fri­day. Ku­mar, 30, ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Shageeth So­maratne. Ku­mar and an ac­com­plice, be­tween April 22, 2009 and April 12, 2010 in Suva, re­ceived the sum of $9888.67 be­ing the pro­ceeds of crime, through his ANZ Bank ac­count know­ing or ought to rea­son­ably know that the money was de­rived di­rectly or in­di­rectly from some form of un­law­ful ac­tiv­ity. Ku­mar had pleaded not guilty. The mit­i­gat­ing fac­tors is that Ku­mar is the only sole bread win­ner of his fam­ily and is look­ing af­ter his el­derly par­ents and asked the court’s for­give­ness and le­niency. Mag­is­trate So­maratne said: “You played a mi­nor part in this of­fence and there is no ev­i­dence that you have ben­e­fited from that. Fur­ther the main per­son in­volved in this of­fence has been al­ready given a sus­pended sen­tence by an­other court and giv­ing a cus­to­dial sen­tence for you would be harsh and ex­ces­sive in my view.” JES­SICA GOUNDER Edited by Naisa Koroi

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