10 plead not guilty to 19 counts of money laundering
KUALA LUMPUR: Ten people, including three members of a family, were charged at the Sessions Court in Ampang over a multimillion-ringgit money-laundering scam here yesterday.
They claimed trial to 19 counts of receiving more than RM11.4 million from money-laundering activities.
The accused were Hamsah Selamat, his children, Zulfieka Farezz and Norsyahira Fazira, Shafii Ismail, Norazuan Shafie, Noryasmi Yahya, Hasril Hassan, Norhayati Mohd Nor, Nur Jumaaton Baharuddin and Nurulhaslinda Mohamed Sabudin.
Some of them could not hold back their tears when the charges were read to them before judge Rushan Lutfi Mohamed.
The accused, aged between 23 and 59, were alleged to have received more than RM11.4 million belonging to Maybank Islamic Bhd as a result of money laundering activities involving their respective accounts.
They allegedly committed the offence at several banks near Bangi, Kajang and Balakong between October 2014 and January 2015.
They face a jail sentence of up to 15 years, and a fine of not less than five times the value of proceeds, or RM5 million, upon conviction.
Rushan set bail at RM1.14 million for each of the accused and fixed May 3 for mention.