Ah Shene fraud case postponed
SUSPECTED gang boss Shaun Ah Shene appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court yesterday for fraud.
Ah Shene was arrested in 2016 at his home in Adcockvale following a raid by the Hawks. He faces eight counts of fraud. Yesterday, Ah Shene’s lawyer, Carolyn Ah Shene-Vordoorn, asked the court to make a ruling that the case be given a final remand.
But magistrate Hannes Claassen said there was no such thing as a final remand.
“I will, however, reflect the request on the record,” Claassen said.
Ah Shene and his business, Coral Blue Trading CC, together face eight counts of fraud over six years.
It is alleged that Ah Shene as well as his business under-declared their income to SARS.
This resulted in a loss of R1 988 531.58 in respect of Ah Shene and R1 127 133.10 in respect of Coral Blue Trading.
His assets – including 21 investment accounts and 13 properties, and cash – were placed in the hands of a curator shortly after his arrest.
Prosecutor Leigh-Anne Pillay told the court representations had been made to the National Director of Prosecutions (NDPP) but these representations were still being considered.
It was not clear to what the representations pertain.
Pillay asked for the matter to be postponed to May 21 pending a response from the NDPP. – Devon Koen
GANG BOSS: Shaun Ah Shene and Carolyn Ah Shene-Vordoorn