Court fines jobless man RM4,000

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MIRI: An unemployed man has been fined RM4,000 by the Magistrate’s Court for two counts of assisting with money laundering in September two years ago.

The accused, Rahman Mohamad, 23, pleaded guilty last Sunday after two charges were read out to him before Magistrate Kasyfurrahman Abang Ahmad.

According to the first indictment, Rahman allegedly helped to conceal money belonging to one Mohammad Tizamuddin amounting to RM9,000.

The incident took place at CIMB Bank, Lutong around 11.23am on Sept 19, 2018.

For the second charge, the accused allegedly hid the same victim’s money of RM3,000 in cash at 11.28am on the same day.

The offences are charged under Section 424 of the Penal Code which provides for a term of imprisonment of up to five years or a fine, or both upon conviction.

The court then sentenced him to a fine of RM2,500 or four months imprisonment if he failed to pay for the first charge and a fine of RM1,500 or two months imprisonment for the second charge.

Earlier, the unrepresented accused pleaded for a reduced sentence on the grounds that he was still unemployed and had to care for his mother who is sick due to cancer.

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