We have the exclusive details of the charges that lawyer Shafee Abdullah is charged with.
The former Deputy Public Prosecutor was arrested yesterday (12th of September) following the allegations that he received a whopping RM9.5 MILLIONS from former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
JUST IN: Lawyer Shafee Abdullah arrested, to be charged over offences related to RM9.5 million received from former PM Najib Razak.
— TheMalaysianInsight (@msianinsight) September 12, 2018
In an exclusive report by the Sarawak Report, it’s reported the former Deputy Public Prosecutor, had received two separate checks from Najib.
The first RM5.2 Million was received just before the Court of Appeal overturned the acquittal of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on charges of sodomy.
Following his arrest yesterday, the charges against Shafee was read out just now. And here they are.
Shafee has two charges under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Section 4(1)(a) applies to anyone who engages in a transaction that involves proceeds from an unlawful activity or activities instrumental to an offence.
As it’s alleged that the money Najib Razak had used to pay Shafee was from the 1MDB slush fund, the transaction can be considered to have included proceeds from an unlawful activity.
If found guilty, Shafee can be IMPRISONED up to 15 years or be FINED 5 times the amount received or BOTH.
The lawyer also has two other charges under the Income Tax Act 1967 for making incorrect returns of his income.
Shafee’s arrest is just one of many that involve the 1MDB scandal, with the most prolific being that of former PM Najib Razak.