BY HIDIR REDUAN – 18 MAY 2015 @ 5:14 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court sentenced businessman Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail to eight years jail, RM611,895.94 fine, and four rotan strokes for cheating National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and money laundering totalling RM1.755 million. Judge Rozilah Salleh ordered Shamsubahrin, 49, to serve the jail term from today and ordered the accused to pay the fine within three months from today.
She ordered him to serve an additional four years jail if he failed to pay the fine. Rozilah however allowed his application to hold the jailing and whipping penalties pending appeal to the Court of Appeal. She ordered his bail increased by RM50,000 to RM350,000 with one surety. Earlier today, Shamsubahrin was convicted of dishonestly inducing Salleh, 67, to hand over four cheques, amounting to RM1.755 million, as a fee for the former’s consultancy service, among others.
According to the five cheating charges, the offences happened at various banks in the city and Petaling Jaya between Nov 20 and Dec 5, 2011. For the 17 money laundering charges, Shamsubahrin was found guilty of using three banker’s cheques to buy three cars and deposit cheques belonging to two companies into his and his wife Suzana Abdul Aziz’s accounts, among others.
The offences were committed at various banks in the city and Petaling Jaya between Nov 25 and Dec 13, 2011. Salleh is the husband of Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. Counsel Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and Hasnal Rezua Merican acted for Shamsubahrin. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head of prosecution Datuk Abdul Razak Musa and deputy public prosecutor Robert Pasang Alam prosecuted.
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