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Case of former accounts officer who was found guilty of money laundering adjourned

Case of former accounts officer who was found guilty of money laundering adjourned

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 21/01/2020

The case of the former accounts officer of Art and Soul Limited who was found guilty of money laundering has been adjourned to the 29th of this month and the state and defence have been given time to file their supplementary sentencing submissions.

Nousheen Mezbeen Hussain was charged with one count of theft, one count of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering.

Suva High Court Judge, Justice Aruna Aluthge had earlier concurred with the assessors’ unanimous opinion of guilty for all charges.

Between 1st January and 31st May 2012, Hussain dishonestly appropriated $15,362.78 from Art and Soul Limited and between 8th February and 2nd March 2012, she dishonestly obtained $1,772.10 from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.

Between 1st January and 31st May 2012, she laundered a total of $17,134.88 that was proceeds of crime, knowing that the money was derived or released directly or indirectly from some form of unlawful activity.

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