SHAH ALAM: Former PAS deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa (pic) claimed trial to three counts of money laundering and 30 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) amounting to about RM4mil at the Sessions Court here on Tuesday (Oct 22).
Nasharudin pled not guilty to all 33 charges read to him in front of Sessions Court judge Rozilah Salleh.
For the three counts of money laundering, Nasharudin, 57, was charged under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA), which carries a prison term of a maximum of 15 years or a fine of five times the amount of money gained from the illegal activity or RM5mil, whichever is higher, upon conviction.
He had allegedly committed the offence at the Country Heights CIMB Bank branch between November and December 2018.
For the 30 counts of CBT, he was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code which carries a prison term of no less than two years and no more than 20 years and with whipping and liable to a fine upon conviction
Among the other charges he faces is that he misappropriated funds from Yayasan Nassar and paid RM51,000 to one Amril Khaidir as payment for the catering for his son's wedding.
He had allegedly committed the offence at the Country Heights CIMB Bank branch and Menara Felda Maybank branch between 2015 and 2018.
Judge Rozilah set bail at RM80,000 with one surety for the three counts of money laundering and RM250,000 with one surety for the 30 CBT charges.
Nasharudin also has to surrender his passport to the court until the case is over.
The prosecution was led by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy Public Prosecutors Allan Suman Pillai and Mohd Zaki Mohd Salleh, while Nasharudin's legal team was led by lawyer Md Yunos Shariff.
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