He was previously sentenced by a high court to an eight-year jail term and a fine of RM300,000 in March 2017.
“Our decision is unanimous; we allow a part appeal. We are of the opinion that the appeal on the conviction has no merit. The appeal on the conviction is rejected and the conviction is maintained.
‘’The appeal against the sentence is permitted. The sentence by the high court judge is set aside and the sessions judge’s sentence is brought back,’’ said Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Bakri, who heard the appeal with Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang and Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd. Diah.
Mustafa, 56, appealed against the high court’s decision to raise the jail term from three to eight years after dismissing his appeal.
He has to serve the prison sentence today as this was his last appeal. After the decision Mustafa waved his hand and said something to two family members.
On February 19, 2016, the sessions court sentenced Mustafa to three years jail after he was found guilty of deceiving NM Resource Sdn. Bhd. managing director Datuk Kamaludin Janis.
He duped the victim into believing that a letter from the ministry of finance given to the victim was genuine. This prompted the victim to hand over RM1 million to Mustafa for obtaining the letter. — Bernama