Court fixes Sept 4 for updates on Roger Ng's 1MDB case in US

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  • Monday, 29 Jun 2020

Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court here on Monday (June 29) fixed Sept 4 for further case management to obtain the latest development on the status of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa's criminal charges in the United States.

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan adjourned the matter to the date so that the court could be informed on the position of the accused's case in the US.

He also maintained the trial dates that had been previously fixed from Nov 9-13 this year.

On Dec 19,2018, Ng was charged at the Sessions Court here with four counts of abetting Goldman Sachs pertaining to the sale of guaranteed notes and bonds belonging to an 1MDB subsidiary, amounting to US$6.5bil, by omitting material facts and making false statements.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

In May last year, Ng was extradited to the US to face criminal charges by the US Department of Justice in relation to the 1MDB scandal.

Ng's counsel Datuk Tan Hock Chuan told the court earlier he was informed that a case management date had been fixed in July for Roger's case at the US District Court, Eastern District of New York.

However, he said, he was not involved in his client's case in the US.

"I do not intend to attend the trial (in the US). There is a case management there in July and then the court in New York will fix the trial dates. When I know, I can inform, but the Attorney-General's Chambers is in a better position to update because they are in touch with the US Department of Justice (DoJ)," he said.

Deputy public prosecutor Zaki Asyraf Zubir appeared for the prosecution. – Bernama

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