Ah Shene fraud case post­poned

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

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

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