At­tor­ney is co-ac­cused in fraud case

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A PROM­I­NENT Dur­ban at­tor­ney was yesterday (Tues­day) joined as a co-ac­cused with a well known busi­ness­man in a high pro­file fraud case.

At­tor­ney Rakesh Kadar­nath Ma­haraj ap­peared with busi­ness­man Marco Ac­colla in the Dur­ban Com­mer­cial Crime Court.

They are also fac­ing charges of forgery and ut­ter­ing.

Ma­haraj was granted bail of R5 000 and Ac­colla, the for­mer lover and busi­ness part­ner of busi­ness­woman Rosanne Noella Naran­das (pic­tured with Ac­colla), was re­cently granted bail of the same amount.

The State al­leges that on June 17 last year Ac­colla and Ma­haraj acted in com­mon pur­pose in re­spect of the fraud, forgery and ut­ter­ing charges. The State claims they mis­rep­re­sented to the Com­pa­nies and In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Com­mis­sion and the Master of the High Court that M Ar­shad was a cred­i­tor of Noella Rosario cc, which holds the leases for fash­ion bou­tique stores Ooh La La. Ac­cord­ing to the charge sheet this caused Naran­das fi­nan­cial prej­u­dice amount­ing to R5 mil­lion.

The ac­cused were or­dered to ap­pear in court again next Wed­nes­day.

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