KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions Court here fixed July 15 to hear the decision on a representation sent in by lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun regarding money laundering charges against him.
The representation letter was sent previously by Hafarizam’s lawyers to the Attorney General’s Chambers, asking for the charges to be reviewed.
Hafarizam, who is Umno’s legal adviser, was charged on Feb 21 with two counts of money laundering through the depositing of a total of RM15mil from Datuk Seri Najib Razak into his law firm’s bank account.
Judge Azman Ahmad set the July 15 date after Deputy Public Prosecutor Ashrof Adrin Kamarul informed the court that the Attorney General’s Chambers had yet to make a decision on the matter.
“The decision was supposed to come in today (yesterday), but the AGC has yet to make a decision. So we are asking for another date,” said Ashrof.
Lawyer Datuk Hasnal Rezua Merican, who represented Hafarizam, then stood up to confirm what Ashrof had said.
Hafarizam faces a jail term of up to 15 years and a fine of no less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds of the unlawful activity or RM5mil, whichever is higher, if convicted.