Clerk charged with pretending to be lawyer, giving false evidence

KUALA LUMPUR: A female clerk at a law firm pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday to two charges of pretending to be a lawyer and giving false evidence regarding a bank document during a court proceeding.

K. Maragatham, 63, is accused of wilfully pretending to use the title of a lawyer for a law firm, implying that the accused was qualified to act as a solicitor.

The offence is alleged to have been committed at a restaurant in Bukit Damansara here on Feb 3, 2018.

The charge, under Section 37(1)(B) of the Legal Profession Act 1976, punishable under Section 37(1) of the same act, carries a maximum fine of RM2,500 or imprisonment for up to six months or both, upon conviction.

The accused is also charged with giving false evidence concerning a bank document dated Oct 21, 2022 during the trial proceedings of a case in the Civil High Court here before Judge Datuk Azimah Omar on Oct 28, 2022.

The charge is framed under Section 193 of the Penal Code for false evidence, which carries a maximum imprisonment of seven years and a fine, if convicted.

Magistrate Nurul Izzah Shaharuddin granted the accused bail of RM3,000 in one surety and set Aug 8 for mention of the case for document submission. - Bernama

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