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Umno lawyer pleads not guilty to money laundering

Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun

Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun

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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 21, 2019: An Umno legal adviser Datuk Mohd. Hafarizam Harun was charged today with two counts of money laundering involving RM15 million which he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and deposited into the account of his law firm.

On the first count, Hafarizam was alleged to have been directly involved in two transactions involving proceeds from unlawful activities totalling RM11,500,000.00 in two cheques belonging to Najib. The offence was allegedly committed between April 16, 2014, and Nov 4, 2014.

Hafarizam was also charged with committing a similar offence involving RM3,500,00.00 through a cheque also  belonging to Najib which was deposited on February 12, 2015.

Both the charges were framed under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act. — Bernama

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