Retrial ordered in money laundering case
July 27, 2018 5:03 am
The Suva High court has ordered a re-trial in relation to a money laundering case in which an accused was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with a non-parole period of seven years by the Suva Magistrates court last year.
Manjeet Singh was convicted of three counts of money laundering last year.
The prosecution had alleged that in December 2013 he engaged indirectly in transactions that involved money transferred, received and used $29,000 from the Bank South Pacific.
Singh appealed against the conviction and the sentence.
His appeal was allowed on the grounds there was a miscarriage of justice.
High court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza set aside the conviction and the sentence and ordered a retrial.
The matter has been adjourned to August 17th.
Singh has been released on bail with strict bail conditions.