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Woman convicted of money laundering charges

November 23, 2017 4:34 am

A woman of Lautoka has been convicted today by High Court Judge, Justice Aruna Aluthge of one count of receiving and one count of money laundering.

Preetika Lata between the 14th of February, 2013 and 14th of May, 2014 in Lautoka dishonestly received more than $200,000.

The assessors unanimously found Lata guilty on both counts as charged.

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The Judge said the explanations given by the accused to deny her knowledge about the illegal transactions and the deposits into her accounts are completely unacceptable.

The judge said there is no dispute about the physical element of each offence.

The accused agreed that her two bank accounts had received stolen money from FSC during the period in question.

A date of the sentencing is yet to be decided.

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