Shafee's money laundering case set for management on Dec 5
The Kuala Lumpur High Court today set Dec 5 for management of the case involving prominent lawyer Mohd Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two charges of money laundering and two counts of making incorrect filings under the Income Tax Act 1967.
Judge Azman Abdullah fixed the date after deputy public prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram informed the court that several documents had yet to be served to the defence.
Lawyer Harvinderjit Singh, representing Shafee, did not object to it.
On Oct 3, the court allowed Shafee’s application to transfer the case from the Sessions Court to the High Court.
On Sept 13, he had claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to two counts of receiving proceeds from illegal activities, each amounting to RM4.3 million and RM5.2 million via two cheques from AmIslamic Bank Berhad belonging to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak which were credited into two CIMB Bank Berhad accounts belonging to the accused.
Shafee was also charged with being involved directly in transactions involving proceeds from illegal activities namely making an incorrect tax return breaching Paragraph 113(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 1967 for the Financial Year ended Dec 31, 2013 and Dec 31, 2014.
READ MORE: A guide to the charges against lawyer Shafee