Ital­ian charged with de­fraud­ing Kenyan

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

An Ital­ian was charged yes­ter­day with de­fraud­ing a Kenyan busi­ness­man.

An­to­nio De Barl was ac­cused of fraud­u­lently ob­tain­ing goods worth Sh862,052 from Michael Okoth be­tween March and July 2012.

De Barl, the pro­pri­etor of IL Covo string of restau­rants and bars in Kenya, is al­leged to have ob­tained as­sorted wines and spir­its from Okoth.

Okoth is the owner of the fa­mous Casablanca, a club in Mom­basa.

The court was told that De Barl had ac­quired the goods on credit, but failed to pay even af­ter be­ing given enough time to do so.

He de­nied the charges and was re­leased on Sh100,000 bond.

The case will be men­tioned on De­cem­ber 11.

/ELKANA JA­COB

Ital­ian An­to­nio De Barl in court yes­ter­day

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