Couple claim trial to more than 48 counts of money-laundering


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Sep 2006

SEREMBAN: A couple who claimed trial to at least 41 counts of money-laundering has been slapped with more charges of committing the offence. 

Bryan John Marsden, 58, and his Malaysian wife Phan Sew Ken, 50, were accused of a further seven counts of money-laundering at the Session Court here on Tuesday. 

They allegedly received money that were proceeds of unlawful activities between Jan 4 and June 14 last year. 

The transactions, amounting to US$3,100,799.33 (about RM11,470,000), were said to have been done through their company (Pic Pay Dot Com Sdn Bhd) account with EON Bank Group in Nilai, Negri Sembilan. 

Marsden was charged with committing another two counts of the offence involving RM106,000, through his personal account with the same bank on Jan 28 and Feb 20, 2004. 

The couple were charged separately under the Anti-Money Laundering Act before Sessions Court judge Allaudeen Ismail. 

They claimed trial to all charges. 

To date, Marsden has claimed trial to a total 57 charges involving nearly RM46mil while Phan has 48 charges against her involving more than RM38mil. 

Marsden was represented by J. Kuldeep Kumar and Phan by S. Puspanathan.  

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