Muhammad Shafee Abdullah: Charged for Money Laundering: Dates July 8-11 and July 15-18…

23 April 2019

Setback for Najib’s hotshot lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah today failed in his bid to recuse former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution in his RM9.5 million money-laundering case.

High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah made the decision on grounds that are “more or less similar” with his decision on a similar application by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a separate case on March 1.

Among others, Sequerah said the court did not find any merit to suggest that Sri Ram was involved in the investigations on 1MDB-related cases, or that he would be biased against Shafee when handling the case, as suggested by the defence.

As such, Shafee’s trial date has not been changed from July 8-11 and July 15-18. It is unclear if Shafee will appeal against the decision, as was done in Najib’s 1MDB case.

Shafee had filed the application to disqualify Sri Ram because the latter had acted as the lawyer for PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Court of Appeal in a civil case relating to the RM9.5 million issue.

Sri Ram was roped in as a senior deputy public prosecutor on a part-time basis in August last year to assist with 1MDB-related cases, according to a statement by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas at that time.

On Sept 13 last year, Shafee pleaded not guilty to two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements involving RM9.5 million received from Najib in 2013 and 2014.

Shafee told reporters that day that he had received the money for backdated work done for Barisan Nasional and Umno “since the time of Tun Mahathir” when the latter was the fourth Prime Minister.

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/high-court-rejects-shafees-bid-recuse-sri-ram-prosecuting-him

1 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah today filed an application to transfer his money laundering and tax evasion cases to the High Court.

When met after the case management proceeding, Shafee’s lawyer, Sarah Abishegam, said the application was made as the High Court has the jurisdiction to hear the case.

She said the deputy public prosecutor, Afzainizam Abdul Aziz, did not object to the application during the proceeding before High Court deputy registrar Raja Shahril Anuar Baniamin.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/416695/shafee-requests-transfer-money-laundering-tax-evasion-cases-high-court

13 September 2018

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Shafee had to hand over both passports…

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MACC nabs lawyer Shafee at KLIA

A top lawyer for BN and Umno, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, is expected to be charged at the KL Sessions Court this morning for alleged money laundering in relation to 1MDB.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki confirmed this, saying that Shafee will be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001.

He will be taken to Jalan Duta court complex this morning to face several counts of money laundering, in relation to monies allegedly received from 1MDB into his personal accounts. – MKINI

THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT / MALAY MAIL / MKINI

.https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=134684

 

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — The Attorney-General’s Chambers is deploying retired Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram to head the prosecution against Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah today.

The senior private practitioner is due to be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLA) 2001 this morning, believed to be over RM9.5 million in fees he was paid by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed last week that an affidavit from the AGC showed the fee was for Shafee’s role in leading the prosecution against the former during his second sodomy trial.

The former judge was one of two private lawyers that Attorney-General Tommy Thomas recruited to handle the cases against Najib and those related to the 1MDB corruption scandal.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1672086/ex-apex-court-judge-to-lead-prosecution-of-shafees-case

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Malaysiakini understands that Shafee was picked up by a team of investigators at about 6am at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier today.

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: Police this morning detained Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah, lawyer of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He is expected to be charged at the KL sessions court today with four counts of money laundering.
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A top lawyer for BN and Umno, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, is expected to be charged at the KL Sessions Court this morning for alleged money laundering in relation to 1MDB.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki confirmed this, saying that Shafee will be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001.

Malaysiakini understands that Shafee was picked up by a team of investigators at about 6am at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier today.

He will be taken to Jalan Duta court complex this morning to face several counts of money laundering, in relation to monies allegedly received from 1MDB into his personal accounts.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/442854#.W5mq37FKtaA.twitter

 

 

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1 Response to Muhammad Shafee Abdullah: Charged for Money Laundering: Dates July 8-11 and July 15-18…

  1. Doris Looi says:

    Now who will he hire to represent him

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