KUALA LUMPUR: Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah (pic) has been sentenced to six months’ jail and fined RM30,000 for six counts of submitting false statements and documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during a probe into his wealth last year.
Session Court judge Allaudeen Ismail meted out the punishment after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts on the charges.
Justice Allaudeen sentenced Adam Rosly to six months in jail for each charge but ordered the sentences to run concurrently beginning from yesterday.
The court also allowed an application for stay of execution by his counsel Datuk Sulaiman Ismail, pending an appeal with a bail of RM300,000 in one surety and his passport to be handed over to the court.
Earlier, Sulaiman sought a lower fine as his client was facing financial difficulties when all his properties were seized and accounts frozen.
“My client is aware of his actions and what happened has taught him a lesson.
“It was also not his intention but it was due to the pressure he faced while preparing the documents required by the MACC,” he said.
MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib pressed for an appropriate sentence to serve as a lesson, considering the seriousness of the offences.
A total of 11 witnesses were called by the prosecution and three witnesses by the defence.
For the first two charges, Adam Rosly, 31, was accused of giving false statements to two MACC investigating officers under Section 32 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.
The false statement was over his career as a businessman, his income, luxury car and bungalow worth RM1.2mil in Kampung Melayu Ampang, which was bought with cash, a RM200,000 loan from his mother-in-law and late grandmother, as well as a RM500,000 loan, allegedly from a moneylender.
For the other four charges, Adam Rosly was accused of using a forged document comprising two loan agreements from two individuals and two cash vouchers from his company, Gegas Mentari Holding Sdn Bhd, with the intention to mislead the officers under Section 89 of the MACC Act.
He was charged with committing the offences at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya on Feb 10 and 22, 2017. — Bernama
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