KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- Businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail,
who is facing five counts of cheating National Feedlot Corporation former
director Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail, pleaded not guilty today to 17
charges under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.
Shamsubahrin, 45, faced 14 charges of transferring funds from NFC and his
accounts into his wife''s account and three charges of using bankers cheques to
purchase three Mitsubishi vehicles, all amounting to RM1.755 million.
Among the charges were, deposits of cash and cheques between RM30,000 and
RM500,000 from National Meat & Livestock Corporation Sdn Bhd and Real Food Sdn
Bhd into an account belonging to himself and his wife Suzana Abdul Aziz, 45,
deemed to be profits from illegal activities.
The charges also included transferring between RM100,000 and RM700,000 from
his account to his wife''s account.
The offences were allegedly committed at CIMB Bank, RHB Bank and Maybank
branches in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya between Nov 25 and Dec 13, 2011.
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He faces up to RM5 million in fine or five years imprisonment or both, upon
conviction under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism
Financing Act 2001.
Deputy Public Prosecutors Robert Pasang Alam and Anslem Charles Fernandis
offered bail at RM30,000 with one surety for all the charges.
Anslem also applied for Shamsubahrin''s Sessions Court cheating case before
Judge Rozilah Salleh to be jointly tried with today''s charges.
Judge S. M Komathy Suppiah set bail at RM30,000 with one surety and allowed
the two cases to be tried together.
Remention was fixed for June 29.
On June 12, Shamsubahrin pleaded not guilty to four amended charges of
cheating Mohamad Salleh, husband of Women, Family and Community Development
former minister, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, of a sum of RM1.755 million.
Shamsubahrin was represented by Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin.
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