10 plead not guilty to 19 counts of money laun­der­ing

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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